Anthony Joshua believes he should not be mentioned in Tyson Fury’s era. Heavyweight boxers have agreed on financial terms on a two-fight deal, with the first fight due to take place next year.
Joshua believes Fury is ‘five or six years’ ahead of him in boxing. The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion told GQ Middle East: “Being world champion, with all those knockouts, you do feel kind of unstoppable. But realistically, in boxing terms, I’m way ahead of where I should be. I’m working at such a quick pace. I shouldn’t even be in a position where I’m mentioned in Tyson Fury’s era.
“He’s five or six years ahead of me in terms of turning professional. In fact, when he was turning pro, I was just putting on my gloves for the first time.”
Fury is arguably on top of the heavyweight division having beaten Deontay Wilder for the WBC title in February.
He added: “Tyson needs educating. All us athletes do. We often didn’t go far in school, so a lot of our comments and actions aren’t great. But let’s talk about him as a boxer.
“I don’t find him intimidating and I haven’t seen him do anything in the ring where I think, ‘this guy is going to be a massive threat’. He’s talented and he’s awkward, and that’s often enough to get you quite far in life.”
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