WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he would defeat IBF, WBA, and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua within the first, second and third rounds.
If he fails to defeat Joshua in the third round in their all-British world heavyweight title unification showdown, Fury threatens to quit.
Fury said this in an Instagram post ahead of the fight expected to hold in July or August.
He said, “While I’m on a rant. I may as well call out one more person. A big, useless dosser. Not a real fighting man. A hype job. Bodybuild(er), crossfit, big, ugly s***house. 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.
Saudi Arabia, where Joshua won a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019, has reportedly offered a huge sum to host the fight.
The fight 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.