The Ring Magazine heavyweight champion of the world has made a bold statement about where he stands among some of the legends of the game.
Tyson Fury still holds the lineal heavyweight championship of the world and until Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder beat him, his supporters will argue they cannot stake their claim for the best heavyweight fighter on the planet until they defeat him in the ring.
On the face of it, you’d have to say the above three are probably the best three heavyweight fighters in the world in terms of ability.
But until Fury proves himself on his comeback and gets into fighting shape and records a win again – the jury will be still out by his critics.
He’s not paying attention though, speaking on Twitter he voiced his pride at everything he’s done so far:
“I’m very proud of what I achieved for my people & my country, I’ve changed the game just like Jack Johnson did all those years ago, I’m really focused on my return & proving is still the best heavyweight in the world, in a time when heavyweight boxing is on fire.”
Fury is expected to regain his boxing license at some point this month and has signalled his intent to return to the ring this coming April.
Leading opponent names for him so far include Manuel Charr, Shannon Briggs and David Price.