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“Joshua’s not dangerous at all, he’s like a big cuddly baby,” says Fury

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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is not overly concerned with any type of danger involved in a potential fight with his domestic rival – WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Fury, widely viewed as the top fighter in the weight class, cemented his position back in February when he dropped and stopped Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC crown.

Joshua was stopped in seven rounds in June 2019, at the hands of late replacement Andy Ruiz. He easily reclaimed his belts in a December rematch, which saw Joshua outbox Ruiz over twelve rounds for a unanimous decision.

Both champions have upcoming fights, with Fury heading to a trilogy fight with Wilder, and Joshua taking on mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

Should both Brits walk away with their titles, then the stage will be set for a high-stakes full division unification in 2021.

Fury is regarded by most experts as the heavy favorite to win that fight.

Joshua has knocked out nearly every opponent that he’s faced as a pro, but Fury has zero concerns about the muscular size or punching power of his rival.

“One-hundred percent, Joshua’s not dangerous, at all. He’s like a big cuddly baby,” Fury said to ESPN.

“Why would I be a believer when he got knocked spark out by Andy Ruiz? A last-minute replacement opponent … who turned up 300 pounds or whatever it is, he didn’t train, and Anthony Joshua couldn’t do any good with him in the rematch.

“He doesn’t have anything, he couldn’t hold a candle to ‘The Gypsy King’. There’s only one heavyweight out there, there’s only one undefeated world champion. They’ve all fallen by the wayside, the fellow that hasn’t gotten beat, has knocked them out! I’m the only one! Me — ‘The Gypsy King,’ unbeatable, the untouchable, unbreakable champion.”

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