Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury believes his compatriot Anthony Joshua has a confidence problem after shaky performances.
Tyson Fury now claims that he could beat his British rival inside two rounds.
A fight between the two top bocxers who hold the four major world heavyweight titles is being negotiated by their teams.
After beating Kubrat Pulev in December, Joshua told reporters he wants to take Fury’s head off his shoulders.
However, according to Fury, Joshua is no on form to come out on top.
“On his last two fights, he’s not in form. On mine, I am, so momentum is with me,” Fury said.
“I just believe, take him out early – very early – maybe even one round or two rounds.”
“I don’t believe he’s as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is in his own self.”
“He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t,” he added.
Joshua’s lose-lose situation
Fury holds the WBC world title, while 31-year-old Joshua is in possession of the IBF, WBO and WBA belts.
This means that all four could be contested in a heavyweight fight for the first time.
“Whenever the world gets back to normal, whatever normal may consist of after this pandemic, then that’s when this fight is going to happen,” Fury added.
“This fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen.”
“We saw the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight, we were waiting for that fight for 10 years.”
“When it finally happened, I believe Pacquiao was past his best. It maybe should have happened four or five years earlier.”
“So hopefully we get to go one-on-one combat with not only the two best heavyweights out there but two heavyweights who are in their prime and not past it,” he further noted.
A percentage split of the money the fight could generate is said to be agreed between the pair.
But there are wider issues to iron out such as where the fight will take place.
This will in turn impact the level of money made as well as how rival broadcasters can work together.