TYSON FURY reckons Joe Joyce will “wipe the floor” with Anthony Joshua if the pair throw down next year.
A domestic dust-up between the former sparring partners is a distinct possibility following Joshua’s back-to-back losses to unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
And stablemate Fury firmly believes his fellow undefeated heavyweight would extend AJ’s woes in emphatic fashion.
He told iFL TV: “I think so, I think he [Joyce] wipes the floor with Joshua anyway.”
The Gypsy King, however, is adamant Joshua wouldn’t sign up for a Battle of Britain with Joyce at this stage of his career.
He continued: “But then again we’ll never see it.”
Joshua, 33, will bid to put himself back in the world title picture early next year – which’s hoping will throw up a showdown with Fury.
But he’d rather throw down with London rival Dillian Whyte first.
When asked who he’d prefer to fight next, he told GQ: “It has to be Dillian Whyte. South London, North London.
“Fury’s good, but he’s a Manchester boy. I think Dillian has more swag in general, but he’s come up short a few times.”
Fury said of Joshua’s admission: “Crack on, fight him [Whyte]. None of my business.”
He added: “Why isn’t this lad stepping up to the plate and taking on the challenge?
“What does he want to fight Dillian Whyte for? He’s already beat Dillian Whyte.
“Fight me, come to the party, eat teacakes in your underpants another day. It’s only a fight and you’ve already lost before!
“It should be me who’s like, ‘Oh I don’t want to fight these people.
“‘I don’t want to fight Joe Joyce, I don’t want to fight [Oleksandr] Usyk, I don’t want to fight Joshua.’
“I’m the undefeated man for 14 years undefeated, 34-0.
“These guys have all been beat before and I want to fight them, they don’t want to fight me, it’s an absolute joke.”
Joshua is set to return to the ring in late March, although an opponent for his comeback bout not yet been finalised.
Fury, meanwhile, is on course to take part in a blockbuster undisputed title fight with Usyk in the spring.
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