Boxing great Tyson Fury has dismissed concerns about his physical condition, insisting that a few months of hard training will see him ready to take on reigning world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Fury has not had a professional fight since he beat Wladamir Klitschko in Germany two years ago to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
The 28-year old is now on the comeback trail and is targeting a showdown with Joshua and although recent footage and photographs have shown him to be lacking the required fitness to compete in the ring, Fury says he’ll be ready for action in a few months time.
“The fitness is coming along good. I’m training hard and trying to lose a bit of weight at the minute, that’s the most important thing before I make the big return,” Fury told RTÉ 2fm’s Game On.
“I’ve done it all my life – I’ve had 25 fights and in 23 of them I’ve had to lose more than five stone so it’s something that’s normal to me.
“I’m a 28-year-old and it’s only a short period of time in which I get the weight off. I do the weight in about eight to ten weeks, that’s the weight gone and I can concentrate on the boxing side of things.”
Anthony Joshua came out on top in an epic battle at Wembley after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title fight last month, but Fury thinks he made Joshua champion by making Klitschko a broken man.
“When I beat Klitschko he was the man in the division. For 12 years he was unbeaten, took on all comers and beat them all and I beat the man who was the legend of the game and I relieved him of all his belts.
“All these so called champions today are on champions because of me. I got all those belts off Klitschko which they could never do.
“They could never go to Germany and beat Klitschko when he was 11-years unbeaten.
“Klitschko was a broken man when he fought AJ, he was nowhere near the same man, coming off a humiliating loss.”
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