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Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua’s knockout threat is just “a lie” and believes his British rival is not confident about winning their world title fight. WBC champion Fury is set to face Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
Joshua produced a dramatic knockout win over Kubrat Pulev in December and warned he wants to take Fury’s “head off his shoulders”.
Fury told Fox Miami: “I don’t think he’s as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is, his own self. He’s got a confidence issue. It’s a nice quote. The fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time. Now it’s finally got to happen.
“I’ve never seen him take anybody’s head off anybody’s shoulders in all of his 22 fights. It’s probably a lie, another lie. We’ll see if he’s got the guts to try and do it.”
Fury has questioned why Joshua was reluctant to call his name in the aftermath of the Pulev victory.