The ‘Gypsy King’ is confident as ever ahead of his second comeback fight
Tyson Fury has told talkSPORT he is the best boxer in the world today and the greatest heavyweight ever to have lived.
The former unified champion was in boastful form ahead of his second comeback fight against Francesco Pianeta next week and didn’t hold back when talking about his fighting potential.
Fury’s first returning bout against Sefer Seferi received mixed reviews to say the least, with many, including promoter Frank Warren, calling for the 29-year-old to take his next outing more seriously.
However, Tyson explained to talkSPORT Fight Night that this is not in his plans.
“I’m an entertainer,” he explained, “I’ve been told to take this fight serious and stop all the razzmatazz, but you know what? I can’t. I’m a natural showman.
“If I wanna put my hands down in the fight and play to the crowd and have a look and chat to a good looking woman at ringside, I will. It’s the Tyson Fury show and I do what I want.
“Nobody can tell me to take bums seriously. How can I take a bum seriously? The best boxer in the world today, how am I going to take some bum serious?”
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After proclaiming himself to be the world’s best fighter today, Fury went on to discuss his two main heavyweight rivals. Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
“I will beat them both twice,” he declared, “Just to show them how s*** they really are. I will beat them senseless.
“People may listen to this and say this man’s a lunatic, he’s been out for a year.
“But I’m the greatest boxer that’s ever lived in the heavyweight division.”
The full Tyson Fury interview can be listened to here as part of talkSPORT Fight Night from 9pm – 12am, Saturday August 11