KEY POINTS

  • Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua is not dangerous 
  • Fury mocked Joshua's KO loss to Andy Ruiz in 2019
  • Negotiations for the unification bout in Saudi Arabia is reportedly in the works

Tyson Fury's rumored all-British fight against Anthony Joshua has been a hot boxing topic since the early speculations have surfaced. The pre-fight negotiations have just commenced, per reports, but the Gypsy King already has some choice words for Joshua, who he said is "not dangerous" inside the ring.

The level of pressure is off the charts with the unified heavyweight title belts to be placed on the line. But Fury does not look bothered, at all. Revealing the reason behind his confidence, the 31-year-old singled out and described how Joshua was knocked out by Andy Ruiz in their first fight, which stained AJ’s previously unblemished professional record.

"One-hundred percent, Joshua's not dangerous, at all. He's like a big cuddly baby," Fury told ESPN. "Why would I be a believer when he got knocked spark out by Andy Ruiz? A last-minute replacement opponent... who turned up 300 pounds or whatever it is, he didn't train, and Anthony Joshua couldn't do any good with him in the rematch.”

Joshua absorbed his first career loss via a stunning seventh-round TKO as the Mexican dropped the upset axe on him in June 2019 to snatch the heavyweight title.

And that alone is enough for Fury to proclaim that his fellow British slugger does not stand a chance against him.

 "He doesn't have anything, he couldn't hold a candle to The Gypsy King. There's only one heavyweight out there, there's only one undefeated world champion," the WBC heavyweight champ continued. “They’ve all fallen by the wayside, the fellow that hasn’t gotten beat has knocked them out. I’m the only one. Me. The ‘Gypsy King’. Unbeatable, the untouchable, unbreakable champion.”

The potential heavyweight unification showdown is reportedly in the process of being staged in Saudi Arabia, considering that the Coronavirus threat is still glaringly present in Europe.

“Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula,” an ESPN report read.

The 30-year-old Joshua reclaimed the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts after a revenge unanimous decision win against Ruiz last December. He now boasts 23 wins in 24 fights, with 21 wins via KO. Fury, meanwhile, is still undefeated with 30 wins (21 by KO) and a draw.