Breazeale: “I’d beat Tyson Fury with one hand tied behind my back”

He’s as long as 14/1 to win the IBF title later this month, but U.S. heavyweight Dominic Breazeale is already sowing the seeds for a potential unification clash with Tyson Fury.

The 2012 US Olympian faces Anthony Joshua live on Sky Box Office at the O2 Arena in London on July 25th for the belt that was stripped from Fury due to his contractual obligation to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch.

30 year old Breazeale [17(15)-0], who only started boxing at 23, is confident of shocking Matchroom star Joshua, before turning his attention to heavyweight king Fury [25(18)-0].

Speaking on Sky Sports, Breazeale had some choice words for the current unified and lineal champ, revealing that “I don’t think much of Tyson Fury, especially after that performance he put in against Wladimir Klitschko.”

“I think nothing of that character”

Breazeale boldly predicted that “I’d beat Tyson Fury with one hand tied behind my back.”

“He’s got a better chance of joining the WWE than continuing to be the heavyweight champ.”

Breazeale’s comments are at odds with an interview he did with ThaBoxingVoice in the aftermath of Fury-Klitschko where he said that he was “inspired” by Fury’s win and “to see some of the things Fury did to such an experienced guy in Klitschko was overwhelming.”

Former Irish champion is currently in the Netherlands, deep in training camp for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on July 9th, live on Boxnation.

Joe O'Neill

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