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Tyson Fury has said that Deontay Wilder would stop Anthony Joshua within one round if the pair ever fought, ahead of his own trilogy with the American.
Fury has to fight Wilder once more, with the winner expected to fight Joshua or mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk towards the end of the year, or at the start of 2022.
And the Brit, who is a heavy favourite after a draw and a win over Wilder in their previous two meetings, believes that if for some reason he and Joshua ever fought, that the former champion would handily defeat the unified champ.
"I'll deal with these guys later," Fury told Sky Sports when asked about Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn.
"The most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round.
"I've got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I'll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives."
Fury has told Hearn that he will do the fight with Joshua in future, once he has defeated Wilder for a second time, but that he isn't concerned about becoming undisputed champion.
Wilder is still one of the hardest hitting heavyweights in history
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"As I've told Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen and I'm a Spartan," Fury continued.
"This talk of undisputed means nothing to me. I'm not Eddie Hearn or Anthony Joshua. I fight because this is what I do – it's what I was born to do.
"I've got nothing personal against Wilder – I don't care about belts, or that stuff being remembered. I care about smashing people.
"If Wilder is in front of me I will give him a good hiding. The motivation? It's what I was born to do – I'm not interested in money, belts or whatever comes with it. I'm interested in blood and the fight."
Fury faces Wilder on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena, while Joshua is expected to face cruiserweight great Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
But it wasn't always supposed to happen that way, with Fury and Joshua both signing a contract to fight on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, with both men expected to make tens of millions.
However, after arbitration brought by Wilder's team resulted in the bout being cancelled so a Fury-Wilder trilogy could take place, Joshua was ordered to fight former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk.
Both Wilder and Usyk are far from walkovers for Fury and Joshua, with the Ukrainian considered one of the pound-for-pound best technical boxers in the world, while Wilder has that explosive one-punch knockout power that almost put Fury away in their first fight.
Fury and Wilder fought to a controversial draw in December 2018 at the Staples Centre, before a massive rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena 14 months later.
The 'Gypsy King' dropped Wilder twice during the bout, and eventually the American's corner threw in the towel as his opponent was raining down punches on the barely responsive former champion.