Tyson Fury ‘proud’ of Anthony Joshua, but confident of taking his titles back

Joe Hewlett 02/05/2018

Tyson Fury is back in the limelight and he continued to promote his comeback trail as he and Frank Warren appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

The ‘Gypsy King’ was in good form as viewers witnessed a calmer, more composed side of the Brit. He even charmed Piers Morgan, the anchor is used to trading war-of-words with his guests, instead the marmite presenter received a hug from the former heavyweight champion.

Quizzed on his credentials to slay current undisputed champion Anthony Joshua, he told Good Morning Britain: “Of course, I do. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be sat here today. I’d be off in Spain drinking a Sangria. Of course I have the ability

“I just think I have too much movement and natural boxing skill to lose to somebody like that. He’s very tough and strong and has a lot of learned ability but he doesn’t have the natural gift of the sweet science.”

On the prospect of the two titans clashing, Warren added: “That’d the biggest fight certainly I’ve had in my time in boxing and it’d be the biggest British sporting event. It’d be huge, it’d be front-page, back-page, it’s a massive fight everybody would like to see it – two undefeated guys.”

Despite recent taunts towards Joshua, Fury was rather complimentary of the Matchroom fighter.

He said: “I’m very proud of what he’s done. He’s achieved a lot in the sport and is an inspiration to young people coming through. But hold on to the throne because I’m getting it back.

“He knows who The Mack is. Everyone is heavyweight boxing knows who the real heavyweight champion is. I will prove it with these two bad boys here [his fists],” he laughed.

“I’ve found an inner peace; an inner calm and I’m really enjoying it at the moment.”

Fury is set to end a two-and-a-half-year hiatus from the sport as he prepares to shake off his ring rust on June 9 at the Manchester Arena.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95