Tyson Fury has revealed his game plan for his undisputed fight with Anthony Joshua : Punch him in the face.
Fury and Joshua are on a collision course for a summer fight in Saudi Arabia with an official announcement expected within days.
And Fury, who has not fought since he stopped Deontay Wilder in their rematch 15 months ago, is confident he can swat aside his fellow heavyweight world champion.
“It’s pretty simple – hit him in the face a few times and he’ll fall over,” he told ESPN. “He doesn’t have the biggest heart, he hasn’t got the most resilience and he’s not the hardest to hit. When I land it’s gonna be over quite quickly.”
Fury and Joshua were presented with four venue options for their £200million fight last weekend with both teams selecting the Gulf state.
The Saudis played host to Joshua’s revenge mission against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 and have long been frontrunners to host the biggest fight in boxing.
Of the two rivals, Fury has been the more reticent about the fight taking place this summer but promoter Eddie Hearn is confident an announcement will be made within the next six to 10 days.
And Fury added: “I hope and praying it’s going to be AJ but I’m not going to wait around for ever: I need to be active and I need to be busy.
“It’s up to Top Rank to make that happen. They’re my promotional team and I’m sure they’re going to keep me busy this year.
“I need two fights this year regardless of who it’s going to be. Let’s make it happen.”
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Fury and Joshua agreed financial terms for a two-fight deal last summer with the purse being split evenly for the first meeting.
The winner will then earn 60 per cent of the purse for their second bout which is pencilled in for Cardiff in December.
But although the rivals signed a contract last month, it has taken another four weeks for Hearn to finalise the offers.
Las Vegas, Macau and Wembley were all interested in hosting the fight but Saudi Arabia’s wealth has, as expected, won out.