I will quit if Anthony Joshua makes it past three rounds with me, Tyson Fury boasts

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Tyson Fury has claimed during an extraordinary rant that he will quit in his corner if Anthony Joshua makes it further than three rounds with him in their mouthwatering all-British world heavyweight title unification showdown.

The heavyweights are due to clash in Saudi Arabia this summer to crown the division’s first undisputed world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

After dismantling Deontay Wilder in February 2020, ‘The Gypsy King’ has promised to do likewise to WBO, IBF and WBA (Super) champion Joshua, insisting last year he would do the job inside two rounds.

Fury said on Instagram: ‘While I’m on a rant I might as well call out one more person. A big useless dosser. Not a real fighting man, a hype job, bodybuilder, cross fit, big ugly s*thouse, that’s Anthony Joshua.

“AJ, if you’re out there, let’s make this fight happen, you big dosser. You big s***house bum dosser. I’m gonna smash your face in, too, and there’s not one thing you can do about it. Prove me wrong, sucker. Prove me wrong. I’m number one, uno.

“AJ, if you go past three rounds with me, I’ll quit in the corner, because that’s how confident I am [of] taking you cold out within the first two, three rounds. Out, out like a light switch.”

Earlier, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said was “100 percent confident” the fight would happen despite concerns over delays in finalising the super fight.

Although Saudi Arabia is the favourite, alternative options in England, the United States and Russia have all been discussed.

Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter, told Boxing Scene the proposed site deal with Saudi Arabia was a ‘mirage’ and has also suggested the possibility of the WBC champion fighting Wilder for a third time this summer instead of Joshua.

If the fight happens, it will be the richest in British boxing history, with the two men holding all four of the major world titles in the heavyweight division between them.

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