WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has sent a firm warning to his main rivals in the weight class.
Fury was in the ring back in February, when he dropped and stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round to capture the WBC world title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder has exercised an immediate rematch clause – forcing a third meeting, which is being targeted for December 19.
Should he win that bout, Fury plans to target a 2021 full division unification with WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Joshua has a mandatory fight to handle, with Kubrat Pulev, but there is still no concrete date or venue for that match.
“I’m coming for Wilder first, then I’m going to come for Joshua. Then I’m gonna come for whoever else wants the smoke. You’re all getting annihilated, every single one of you. Ain’t no stopping us now. Anyone who does will get smashed to bits, terminated, plowed over like a stone in the road. I’m getting better with age, like a fine wine,” Fury said, according to The Mirror.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Joshua raised some questions about Fury and those who view him as an intimidating fighter.
“I wonder what people see in Fury that is so intimidating that he can’t be touched? Wladimir Klitschko was his first real challenge and he won that. That took him eight years to get there – from the amateurs to there. Then he had years out and fought Wilder,” Joshua said.
“But he has not been in the deep end to prove that he can swim there for a long time, you don’t just come there once or twice, you have to do it repeatedly against championship level fighters, that is how you gain my respect.”