Tyson Fury has joked he is "quaking in his boots" over a potential fight with Anthony Joshua.
The undefeated heavyweight champion had signed to fight Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia but was forced to shelve his plans and will instead face Deontay Wilder for a third time later this month.
Joshua, meanwhile, will defend his three belts against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.
And Fury has said that he will be willing to unify the division with Joshua once he has taken care of Wilder for the final time on July 24 in Las Vegas.
“I’m absolutely quaking in my boots for the big bodybuilder," Fury joked during an appearance on talkSPORT. “I’m s***ing myself because them muscles are terrifying.”
Fury also claimed Wilder is "the most dangerous fighter on the planet", and argued that allowing him three chances at his unbeaten record shows how fearless he is.
“Listen, at the end of the day I’ve never avoided anybody in my career," Fury continued.
“Wilder’s the most dangerous fighter on this planet. I’m giving this fighter – the most dangerous puncher in the history of our sport – three chances in a row to beat me.
“That takes a lot of balls to do that – three opportunities playing with fire, playing with an atomic bomb, it’s very risky business to say the least.
“You’ve got one man who’s quick as lightning, who can knock you out with one punch and you’ve got one guy who doesn’t have a great engine, that gasses out after three or four punches.
"He looks good, but looks can be deceiving, if it was about looks, I wouldn’t be heavyweight champion of the world, would I? Definitely not, I’d be a road sweeper.”
Joshua has previously claimed that Fury "let the boxing world down" by allowing the unification bout to fall by the wayside, and has guaranteed that he will be facing the Gypsy King, even if he loses to Usyk.
"The Fury fight has to happen. It's a big fight, bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts and it will happen after the Usyk fight, after I defend my belts," he said.
"The fight will be bigger, better than what it would have been. I am 100 per cent sure that I will fight him and win, you've got to ask him the same question, I'm not too sure [what he would say].
"We did everything during a global pandemic, the toughest time to organise a fight like that, we managed to have 20,000 fans available, a site fee, the media ready, my name was on the contract, I was in training.
"Then boom, they cancelled. I stay ready to fight them all because I'm a throwback fighter."
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