Anthony Joshua has warned rival Tyson Fury he wants to ‘break his head’ when the pair finally meet in their heavyweight title match.
In fact, the Watford-born world champion believes he will ‘take out’ the ‘Gypsy King’ inside six rounds.
Anthony Joshua believes he will stop Tyson Fury inside six rounds
Terms were agreed during the lockdown period for a two-fight deal to take place between the two Brits in 2021 to determine an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Although both men have their respective challenges to overcome first, Dillian Whyte’s defeat to Alexander Povetkin has weakened his stance with the WBC and made the fight a little bit more realistic.
Joshua must first take care of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev after their first fight scheduled for June was postponed, while Fury will face Deontay Wilder for the third time after knocking him out in Las Vegas in February.
And before the first punch to determine the greatest heavyweight of this era has even been thrown, Joshua has upped the stakes in the war of words.
Fury is the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion
Joshua said on Sky Sports show ‘A League of Their Own’: “I have a lot of respect for the man, he’s a good family man and a good fighter, but on the other hand, I want to break his head.”
He added: “First six rounds, I think, well I know I’m going to take him out then. I have had a shorter career, so I’m fresher.
“I’ve been in the deep end longer so I can handle the pressure and I believe I’m going to take him out.
“Fury drew the first and then rejigged his game plan and took Wilder out and schooled him really but I think I’m faster than Wilder anyway, call it what you want, I believe I’m better.”
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