Tyson Fury has never been shy about his own ability, or indeed about calling into the question the credentials off his rivals in the global heavyweight ranks and the undefeated Englishman has been at it again.
Fury, (27-0), is on the comeback trail and will fight the undefeated American knockout artist Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles on December 1.
The winner of this bout, a WBC title fight, will be automatically at the front of the queue to fight the division’s biggest name, Anthony Joshua.
In a recent interview with Showtime from his west coast training base, he’s questioned the willingness of Joshua’s team to make a fight with him in any case.
“I know you’ve got to have balls like King King to step in the ring with Tyson Fury,” he said, slipping into the third person.
“And they don’t possess that. They possess fa****s, mi***s.”
But if he doesn’t see a fight between him and Joshua happening inside the ring, maybe one might happen outside of it, with Fury claiming that he challenged his countryman to a square go during this time out of the ring, and he didn’t want to know.
"I stood face-to-face to him and said, 'Do you want to get outside?' His a*** started flapping.
"He s*** himself.
"It doesn't matter what weight I was at the time, I wasn’t in shape, but I’d have took him outside and kicked his c*** right in for him.
"But I said that to him and he didn't want to know."
Hard to blame him.