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Tyson Fury Unloads Vicious Rant As He Vows To Destroy Anthony Joshua

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Tyson Fury looks on from the ring after arriving ahead of the WBO World Heavyweight Title fight between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena on September 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury has unloaded a vicious rant aimed at the unbeaten British superstar Anthony Joshua in which he vows to end his title-reign.

Fury has officially been given the green light to return and compete in the sport of boxing.

I’LL RETURN LIKE ALI! @Tyson_Fury‘s latest statement makes Rumble in the Jungle comparison with @AnthonyFJoshuahttps://t.co/RGWneVC6xHpic.twitter.com/NBKtEWjexe
— Sky Sports Boxing 🥊 (@SkySportsBoxing) October 31, 2017

In 2015, he won the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles when he defeated the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, handing the Ukrainian his first loss in eleven years.

Of course, ten days later, Fury was stripped of the belt he had only just won and following on from there had a myriad of issues outside of the ring that caused him to step away entirely from the sport, bringing with him a perfect 25-0 record.

In the time since, Klitschko was defeated once again, this time by the rising British powerhouse that was Anthony Joshua, as he succumbed to the 28-year-old’s brutal power in the eleventh round of their thrilling encounter earlier this year.

Now, with Joshua sitting firmly at the top of the boxing world, Fury has announced that he intends to bring his countryman’s reign to a crashing halt, citing the legendary ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ from 1974 as a point of reference.

The iconic match-up between Ali and Foreman was a fight that many saw the ageing Ali as a massive underdog in. Foreman – whose record stood at a frankly terrifying 40-0 – had just knocked out both Ken Norton and Joe Frazier and, as a result, had fans believing that Ali too would succumb to his hungry opponent’s murderous punching power.

On the night, however, things played out a little differently, as Ali managed to wear on Foreman, sitting on the ropes while covering up, something that caused his aggressive opponent to gas out.

Ali then executed one of the most iconic punches in the history of the sport, connecting clean on the chin of George Foreman in the eighth round, and in doing so, achieved one of his most famous wins.

Fury, who claims to be back in training, has promised a similar fate for Anthony Joshua and also, WBC champ, Deontay Wilder.

Fury’s statement can be read in full below:

This is what’s to come! The old champ coming back to fight a man who every1 thinks will ko me, same as Ali vs Forman the stylish Ali vs the mummy Forman! We all know what happens in this fight! I know you all got me whooped, but I will not lay down or be afraid of some muscles 💪 & I have the mentality of a winner a man who has never lost a fight. A true champion coming back to claim his thrown, This is my era they are from my time, I must destroy them. AJ & Wilder I’m coming back for you pair my mission is seek & destroy the only thing on my mind is destruction who ever gets in my way will be dealt with accordingly. There’s only 1 winner & that’s the fans! Let’s make the heavyweights great again, fight the best in the division, Fury= Lineal champ, Joshuar= Ibf-Ibo-wba Wilder= WBC. Parker= Wbo But to be fair Parker is only a young lad & is not on my radar he must gain experience & mature in to a big strong man. I hold my destiny in my own hands. May the best man win good luck everyone #letsgetthispartystarted 2018_2019 the world will see the best fights & see the true heavyweight king 👑 recrowned .
A post shared by Tyson Fury (@gypsyking101) on Oct 30, 2017 at 5:28pm PDT

Not content to leave it at that, Fury then went one step further as he unloaded a vicious Twitter rant in the direction of the champion, promising he would end him within eight rounds.

For those who were perhaps worried about the motivation and the clarity of mind possessed by Tyson as he edges towards his comeback, maybe this will do enough to convince you that Fury is ready, willing and able to recapture the form that saw him win his first world title back in 2015.

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