Tyson Fury believes he will never lose his unbeaten record, despite the looming threat of fights against dangerous punchers such as Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
Fury defends his WBC belt against Wilder on October 9, which could finally set up an undisputed world title showdown against Joshua.
Joshua risks his world titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, live Sky Sports ticket office, but Fury appeared to dismiss the threat posed by his heavyweight rivals.
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Speaking in an interview with The overlap of Gary Neville, which contains language some may find offensive, Fury said, “I never lost a fight. I don’t think I’ll ever lose a fight, no. I don’t think I will.
“I don’t think there is anyone to beat me.”
Joshua reiterated his desire for a successful battle, but Fury insists his British rival’s shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr is proof that he shouldn’t look too far into future fights.
“How can he have me now, if I have a rematch with Wilder,” Fury said.
“The big problem is – I’ll tell you what they always do – and he’s been a victim of it before, Joshua.
“They talk about fights that don’t happen. Everyone wants to talk to me about the fight against Joshua. They don’t care about the fight I’m fighting.
“All of a sudden they want me to watch what I’m doing and do my chin up. I’m lying on my back flat by Wilder and he takes my position.”
Reflecting on the rest of his career, Fury said, “I only have two, three fights left because there are no more challenges.
“They were all beaten. I have Wilder then and provided I get through, then I have AJ.”
The two-time world champion also revealed how he battled depression after realizing his long-term ambition to defeat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
“It used to be like I took over the world and it wasn’t anything else I wanted to do,” Fury said.
“When I was young Klitschko was world champion so I always watched him and when I finished it it was over for me.
“I didn’t want to continue, and I was mentally unstable. At the start of this fight I was very depressed, depressed and anxious. I always had this goal of beating Klitschko which kept me on the right path, but after that goal was taken away from me, I had nothing else to focus on to give me that motivation.
“It was like a total downward spiral and I didn’t want to live anymore. I was happy to die at 27. I was happy to finish, that’s all. Nothing and no one could bring me back.
“Not my wife and kids. I didn’t care. Every day I woke up, I just wanted to die. Only people who have been through depression and stuff like that will understand what I’m saying.”
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