Tyson Fury was ringside for Saturday’s fight in Manchester between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker, which saw Joyce stop Fury’s friend Parker in the 11th round.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO) was actually pretty impressed with Joyce (15-0, 14 KO), but not so much that he feels threatened by him, though he does believe Joyce would beat Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
He also doubled down on Monday being the deadline to get the deal done to face Anthony Joshua.
On the fight and Joe Joyce’s standing at heavyweight
“Honestly, from a fan point of view and heavyweight champion meself, it was a very, very entertaining fight. Both men done extremely well, and fair play to Joe Joyce, he took out a very game, very strong and fit Joseph Parker, and he’s put himself in the top five with that win, in my opinion.
“I think he beats Joshua, I think he beats the middleweight (Oleksandr Usyk). He might have a problem with Wilder’s speed and power, and I don’t think he could lace my boots up. However, that’s not a bad thing, because all the people I’ve fought in me past have never been able to lace my boots up, so there’s no shame in that.”
On how he’d beat Joe Joyce
“Hit him in the nuts while the ref’s not looking!”
From another video with Fury: “He wouldn’t land one punch on me in 12 rounds. I don’t think he could hit me if he had a fucking handful of rice. ... Listen, he’s a big man, but I’m bigger. He’s heavy, but I’m heavier. He’s a good fighter, but it is what it is. I’m the best in the world for a reason.”
On Anthony Joshua
To Frank Warren: “Monday, Frank! Make sure this dosser signs the contract on Monday, and if they don’t, it’s not going to Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday or the week after! Deadline time, baby! They either sign it, the dossers, or they don’t. I’ve give them a little ticket each to come to the party, and if they don’t want to attend, the ‘Gypsy King’ rolls on.”