I'm a force to be reckoned with - Fury
Tyson Fury has stoked the fire ahead of a potential undisputed heavyweight bout with Anthony Joshua by claiming he is a harder puncher than AJ.
After months of speculation, Joshua's promoter revealed on Wednesday that a two-fight deal between the British world champions had been agreed in principle.
Both Fury and Joshua must first fulfill existing contractual agreements before they take to the ring though, meaning any undisputed bout is likely to take place next year.
Joshua faces a mandatory challenge for his IBF heavyweight title from Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, while Fury is set to take on American rival Deontay Wilder for a third time later this year.
AJ regained his belts from Andy Ruiz Jr in December after being stunned by the Mexican at Madison Square Garden in June.
Speaking to Queensbury Promotions' YouTube channel, WBC champion Fury, who remains undefeated in his professional career, warned AJ that he will hit harder than Ruiz did and that he boasts superior ring craft.
Fury said: "I've just knocked out the heaviest puncher in boxing history. Andy Ruiz is not a big puncher but he knocked out Anthony Joshua.
"So I'd say I am a harder puncher than him. There's people who have sparred both of us and quite a few of them have said it as well.
"But it's not about who can punch hardest - it's about the skill that goes behind it. I am still unbeaten in a 12-year professional career. I'm a force to be reckoned with."
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