It’s safe to say that John Fury is very confident in his son’s abilities.
It appears that the long-awaited, all-English unification clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is growing ever closer and the former’s father is in little doubt about who will come out on top.
John Fury appeared on BT Sport this week to debate the goings-on in the world of boxing when talk turned to Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua.
Responding to a tongue-in-cheek comment from David Haye; Fury invited the former world heavyweight champion to put his money where his mouth is.
"Shall we start with £1,000,000?!" 🤬
"No, let's definitely not go with £1,000,000!" 😂
Big John Fury tried to make ANOTHER bet with David Haye, this time about #FuryAJ…
Full episode of the Heavyweight Debate drops tomorrow night! pic.twitter.com/iXBMGJbMsn
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“I know you’re having a bit of a go there. He is Mr Invincible,” Fury said.
“How much do you want to put down on it? Shall we start with £1 million?”
Haye wasn’t too keen on wagering £1 million on a fight that is still some way away from being confirmed.
‘AJ’ must first get past Kubrat Pulev next month and Tyson Fury is toying with the idea of a return to the ring in early 2021 but Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has urged ‘The Gypsy King’ to go straight into the Joshua fight.
“Listen, it’s completely over to them,” Hearn said on Sky Sports last week. “We have the dynamics of the deal in place.
“I don’t want to hear [from] Fury: ‘No, I’m thinking about fighting in March or April.’ Why? Just go straight into the AJ fight. It’s going to be the same timeframe.
“Listen, Fury doesn’t want to take a small fight. They couldn’t even get the money together to give him a fight in December, so let’s give him plenty of money. Let’s give him the biggest fight.
“Fury wants to fight AJ, unquestionably, and AJ wants to fight Fury.”