Tyson Fury named British boxer as the man to KO Anthony Joshua in 2014

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Tyson Fury thinks a fight between him and Anthony Joshua would simply be no contest.

It's the fight that every boxing fans wants to see yet - with Fury flip flopping on his retirement plans - nobody is getting ahead of themselves. The 'Gypsy King' has announced his attentions to fight three times in 2018 but there would be no surprises if he backed out of the promise.

He warned on Twitter that: "If Anthony Joshua adopts the Mike Tyson style vs me, I'll adopt the Muhammad Ali style that's coming back after years out and beating the bully."

Joshua wasn't exactly shying away from the challenge either, responding: "We speak man. Not like talk - "what's happening mate," it's "I'm going to knock you out, trust me". Me and him will get down and dirty real soon, it's just fighting talk."

Bring it on. Fury hasn't stepping between the hopes since his crowning moment against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 in which time Joshua has become a heavyweight champion of his own and felled the same man.

The 27-year-old still has the challenge of Carlos Takam and the likes of Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker to come first but Fury needs time to recoup his fitness, anyway.

If all goes to plan, an all British clash this time next year seems the most realistic and exciting proposition for the heavyweight world.

Fury certainly makes no secret of the fact he doesn't rate Joshua, perhaps merely as fighting talk yet the 29-year-old has never truly championed his compatriot, regardless.

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Back in October 2014 - ahead of his clash with Dereck Chisora - Fury took to Twitter to commend the amount of talent in the British heavyweight division.

The ex-world champion even felt necessary to include Joshua in the list, a compliment indeed. Check it out below:

However, despite AJ featuring as high as second in said compilation, Fury's next tweet certainly suggested that he wouldn't be the top fighter he has risen to be. When a fan asked who would win between Joshua and David Price, he nominated the latter.

Take a look:

Fury wasn't exactly speaking from a lack of evidence with Price having reportedly gotten the better of AJ in sparring but it looks bizarre now, without doubt.

Having not rated his chances against Price, it's Fury who will now be eyeing a fight against Joshua not only as a gateway back into boxing but as means of boosting his publicity again.

Meanwhile, Price is without a win since 2016 - failing to collect the European heavyweight belt this year while the fighter he was tipped to beat now dons the world title.

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Only time will tell whether Fury's predicative powers over a fight between him and Joshua, prove better than his thoughts on a Price bout.

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