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Tyson Fury has announced who he thinks is the best heavyweight fighter

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There's no doubt that boxing is better off for having Tyson Fury active in the ring again.

The Manchester-born heavyweight made his comeback earlier this month with a routine win against Sefer Seferi in the Manchester Arena.

Fury had spent time away from boxing due to medical and personal reasons following his career-defining win over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts.

But, after his victory over Seferi, Fury is now eyeing bigger and better fighters, with Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tony Bellew being touted as possible options.

Fury has been speaking at Windsor Park in Belfast before his next opponent is announced.

When asked about taking on Bellew, though, who recently ended David Haye's career, Fury quickly dismissed the idea, saying the Evertonian had nothing that he needed.

Following his dismissal of Bellew, Fury was prompted to say if he thought he was still the best heavyweight fighter in the division, and his answer won't have surprised many boxing fans who know him well.

"100%. By a mile. Not even by small distances.

"If it's a 12-round fight, then by 10 rounds. That's how much of a different level I am to them others.

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"But listen...time will tell a story. Within a few years, they'll all be knocked out and and there'll be new fighters coming up.

"It won't be Tyson Fury on BT Sport, it won't be Anthony Joshua on Sky, it won't be Deontay Wilder on Showtime.

"They'll all be long gone and the history books will tell a story. So don't believe me - wait and see the history.

"I can't say it any fairer than that, can I?"

{Scroll to 6:10 in the below video to see his response}

Interesting thoughts, Tyson!

It's hard to see many fans agreeing him with him with the likes of AJ doing great things in the division, but it's hardly surprising to see the self-titled 'Gypsy King' having the confidence to back himself.

There's no doubting that Fury is setting his sights on a stunning showdown with Joshua or Wilder, though, he may have to wait for now as the two attempt to negotiate their own super-fight.

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