Tyson Fury predicts two fights for Anthony Joshua will never happen
Tyson Fury believes that if Joe Joyce meets Anthony Joshua in the ring it is the unbeaten fighter who would be the winner.
Joyce is currently the interim WBO champion after defeating Joseph Parker, beaten by both Fury and Joshua in the past.
Joshua fought Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch earlier this year in an attempt to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO belts he had earlier lost to the Ukrainian.
Usyk appears to have agreed to fight Fury to settle the undisputed status of the heavyweight division, with the Briton holding the other belt at the weight, the WBC strap.
Joshua and Fury were said to be in talks over a December clash, though the news was met by scepticism by some and Fury ultimately fought his old rival Derek Chisora for a third time, in early December.
Former champion Joshua is now looking for a comeback fight and is putting together a new training team for 2023.
Speaking to IFL TV, Fury believes that his own proposed fight with Joshua will now not happen.
"I don't think it will happen," he said. "If it was going to happen it would have happened in December when Chisora manned up and stepped up to the plate. I can guarantee you will not see it, one hundred percent not happening, like you didn't see [Joe] Calzaghe and [Carl] Froch.
“But I'm going to take on the man that has beaten him twice so it's irrelevant. I'm going to knock out the guy that beat him twice."
"Me and Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, two undefeated champions. Not a man who has been beaten in three of his last five fights. He doesn't bring anything to the table. In terms of money, I'll earn double the amount from Usyk than from the other sausage. I'm looking to fight Usyk, Joshua's nemesis, the man who made him cry like a little girl.
“ 'I'm 18 stone'. So? I'm 20 stone."
Joyce is backed by Fury to beat Joshua, but he doubts the fight ever comes to fruition.
“I think so. I think he wipes the floor with Joshua anyway but then again, we’ll never see it," he added.