In Fury’s trilogy of fights with Deontay Wilder, we saw him knocked down four times and in the final round of the first fight he was almost knocked out, but every time the Brit rose from the canvas.
One man who has not yet had the chance to try and keep Fury down is two-time heavyweight champion, Joshua, but ‘The Gypsy King’ does not think that his fellow countryman would stand a chance.
“Tried to make that fight six times at least and unsuccessful every time because you’re messing with a diva. Prima donna, little sucker bitch, who don’t wanna fight.” Fury told IFL TV.
“He couldn’t beat me if he had a baseball bat while I was sleeping.”
Fury and AJ came to an agreement to fight last summer, but negotiations fell apart after a court of arbitration ruled that ‘The Gypsy King’ was contractually obliged to have a third fight with Wilder.
In t he meantime, Joshua decided to fight Oleksandr Usyk and lost, triggering a rematch which will take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia, and this threw any hopes of a Fury vs AJ match into disarray.
Having grown fed up with waiting, Fury announced that he would be retiring from professional boxing after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, who was the mandatory challenger for his WBC heavyweight world title.
With that being said, all hope is not lost for a potential Joshua vs Fury match up in the future, as ‘The Gypsy King’ went on to hint in his interview with IFL TV that while he was done with boxing for now, he may re-evaluate in the future.
“I’m all out of getting punched in the face for a few quid,” Fury said. “Got plenty of money, still got my faculties and brains about me.
“Six kids and a wife to look after. So if anyone wants to criticise me for that, they can go suck my balls basically.”
“I’ve at least got a year, Mauricio Sulaiman said.” Fury explained in reference to his WBC title. “Maybe in six months I’ll feel different. At the minute I don’t want to fight again, but you never know what six months will bring. When [a mandatory] comes up, I’ll make my final decision.”