Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury reveals weight that he must lose and speaks of an estimated Anthony Joshua date.
Tyson Fury has been appearing everywhere online and on TV in recent hours today in Monte Carlo as he made the trip to watch Dereck Chisora’s fight there this weekend.
He’s been stirring up a lot of controversy already today with different comments on Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and more.
Speaking on Sky Sports News today on TV from France, Fury revealed the amount of weight he needs to shift to get back in the ring for the Anthony Joshua fight:
“I’ve only got 7 stone to lose. It’s not like I’ve got 20 stone to lose. I’m looking at next year now.”
“To be honest I’ve always been a world championship type of guy. There’s only so many weight lifters to beat – so I’ll not really need that many warm ups. I can’t really bench press 100kg, I’m a a 32kg kind of guy (laughing). But I do have a bit of sweet science in this old brain and these old legs can move around when they want to, and I can dig deep when it comes to it. Am I 40? No – I’m 29. I’ve still got a lot of time in boxing if I want to do it. I’m just so happy that I’m involved in one of the biggest fights in British boxing history, against Anthony Joshua yeah. Why I say this is because it’s two unbeaten heavyweights, one unified champion, one lineal champion. Both over 6’6. Both over 18 stone. One nice guy. One bad man.”
On what date everyone in negotiations are currently aiming for the Fury vs Joshua fight for, Fury said:
“I think next summer is ideal realistically. I ain’t going to do it in February or March because obviously I’m not in shape.”