Tyson Fury targets Anthony Joshua bout to ‘complete’ career
Tyson Fury targets Anthony Joshua bout to 'complete' career
Tyson Fury said his career would be “completed” if he faced fellow Briton Anthony Joshua after becoming a two-time world heavyweight champion with a stunning win over Deontay Wilder.
Fury, 31, stopped Wilder in seven rounds of their Las Vegas rematch to claim the WBC title four years on from giving up the IBF, WBO and WBA belts now held by Joshua.
Wilder can request a rematch but Fury pointed to a meeting with Joshua if that does not happen.
He said: “I’ve got another old fella across the pond who might want a little tickle.
Fury said his win felt like “the icing on the cake” after well-publicised personal issues saw him give up the titles – won in 2015 by stunning another long-time champion, Wladimir Klitschko – during a 30-month break from the sport.
Announcing himself at his post-fight media conference by screaming “are you not entertained?”, Fury then promised reporters his recent switch to American trainer SugarHill Steward will produce even greater results than this one.
“I have only just started with this style,” Fury said. “We will be putting people to sleep right, left and centre.
“I need to enjoy this. Deontay will need time to recover. I am sure he will take a rematch as he is a dynamite puncher and with that you are always in the fight. Whoever is next will get the same treatment that is for sure.
“This was written in the stars a million miles away – before I was born I was destined to do what I do.”
Wilder, who was taken to hospital after the fight to have stitches in a cut, has 30 days to request a third bout but was well beaten in a contest nowhere near as competitive as their 2018 draw