Tyson Fury labels himself 'greatest heavyweight of all time' ahead of comeback

  • Tyson Fury labels himself 'greatest heavyweight of all time' ahead of comeback

Tyson Fury labels himself 'greatest heavyweight of all time' ahead of comeback

Fury has not fought professionally since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles in the November 2015.

Tyson Fury has explained why he will face Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi in his comeback fight, with the likes of Tony Bellew criticising him for doing so, World Boxing News report. "I look at him the same way I look at [Anthony] Joshua, Wladimir [Klitshcko], [Deontay] Wilder, anybody". There have been plenty of come-forward aggressors, there have been plenty of boxers off the back foot, but when has there ever been a 6ft 9in switch-hitter with the confidence of Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather rolled into one?

"I'm 29, in the prime of my life and have never felt fitter, stronger or better". I'm unbeaten, I'm fast, I'm brash, I'm young, I'm good looking, I can dance, I've even got white teeth. I'm a fighter, I'm a boxer, I'm a sportsman, I'm a showman.

Fury has shed nearly eight stone (50 kilograms) in preparation for Saturday's comeback bout, which is meant to ultimately pave the way for a showdown with compatriot Anthony Joshua, who beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim world title belts Fury was forced to relinquish.

"So put me in the ring with these bums and I will tell you how to put them down - easy peasy lemon squeezy".

"I am the best that there's going to be and I don't believe there's a man born yet that can beat me".

"You haven't even seen what I can do yet because I haven't had an opponent take me to that level".

"It's not about how you perform against your next opponent because every opponent is different".

Ahead of his highly-anticipated comeback, Fury insists he feels better than ever following his lengthy lay-off. "You do fall in and out of love", Fury said.

"There has never, ever been anyone like me".

I need rounds against Seferi because I've been out for a long time.

The six previous reigning champions who took more than two years out of the ring make up a who's who of heavyweight boxing.