KEY POINTS

  • Tyson Fury was in Texas to catch the action between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders
  • Fury got into a brief altercation with Alvarez's teammate Frank Sanchez
  • Fury revealed how he would KO Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury was challenged by an undefeated heavyweight champion.

Amid the looming heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua, Fury decided to fly to Texas to catch the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight.

During Alvarez and Saunders’ official weigh-in, Fury stole the scene for a few moments after getting in a fiery confrontation with Frank Sanchez, a heavyweight champion and a member of Team Canelo, according to Elie Seckbach of EsNews.

“Frank Sanchez says, ‘Hey! Fight me next,’ Tyson Fury said, ‘F--- you,’ and they were talking back and forth,” Seckbach said in a video showing candid photos of Fury and Sanchez seemingly having a heated exchange.

Sanchez was also included in the Alvarez vs. Saunders fight card. He was slated to defend his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title against Nagy Aguilera.

The Cuban fighter was evidently hoping to send a warning to Fury by knocking out Aguilera, but unfortunately, the fight ended in an unusual way.

Sanchez was denied the opportunity to make a statement after he hit Aguilera behind the head in the sixth round, which quickly sent the American crumpling to the canvas.

Despite being handed ample time to recover, Aguilera refused to carry on, prompting the referee to stop the fight. Sanchez was then declared winner via technical decision after winning the judges’ scorecards.

Sanchez’s bizarre victory over Aguilera was his 18th in his professional career. He has been a regular sparring partner for Alvarez and has been training with the Mexican superstar’s renowned coach Eddy Reynoso.

Despite his impressive record as a pro, Sanchez has rarely been mentioned alongside Fury as the Brit has often been heavily linked to a superfight against the likes of Joshua and his ultimate nemesis, Deontay Wilder.

In fact, “The Gypsy King” had just added fuel to the already talked-about heavyweight clash against Joshua.

According to Fury, it would only take a “check left hook” to put “AJ” face-first to the mat. Should Joshua manage to get back on his feet, he will then unload an “overhand right” and they can all call it a fight.

“When he gets cracked with all the muscles right in the jaw, he will go,” Fury told Eddie Hearn in a recent podcast interview. “I will tell you even what punch it’s going to be.”

“I’ll even give my game plan away,” he added. “It will be a check left hook straight to the temple. His legs will go, and he’ll fall on his face. He may get back up, and then I’ll knock him out with the overhand right, goodnight.”

Tyson Fury (left) and fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua have signed a two-fight deal Tyson Fury (left) and fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua have signed a two-fight deal Photo: AFP / RINGO CHIU