Former Unified Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has claimed that Matchroom Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for the super fight with IBF / WBO king Anthony Joshua next year.
Fury is hoping his drugs ban is overturned at a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hearing on Monday.
Fury hasn’t fought since his win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 whilst Joshua beat the same opponent in the 11th round last month
Fury told the Daily Telegraph: “Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for next April.
“There isn’t another stadium where it should take place. I would fight Joshua in October but I believe Klitschko will take the rematch.
“Deep down, I don’t think they want to fight me yet. Joshua struggled with Klitschko. And I took Klitschko to school, toyed with him, put my hands behind my back, literally, while he was letting his cannons go, slipping out of the way of them. They are not ready for that.
“A lot of people have picked AJ to beat me, but I’ve said many times that we are in a sport called “the sweet science” and it’s not a body-building contest or a strongman competition. Joshua is an easy fight for me.”
Fury denies ever taking any performance-enhancing substances after having to vacate his WBA and WBO titles after admitting using cocaine to cope with depression after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) suspended his boxing licence.
Fury added: “I’ve never taken a drug in my life. These people can say what they like but I’m suing them for what they have done to me. They thought they had a villain and that they were going to take me down. This went on from before the Klitschko fight. If I tested positive then why didn’t they ban me then?
“To be honest I didn’t want to live. If I had cheated, fine. But I have not cheated. I beat Klitschko on ability. I don’t need a drug. I’m a giant already. For them to say that about me, it sent me under. I did not want to live anymore. But I feel differently now.
“I’m not annoyed that AJ has been lifted up there by some people as the number one. They were saying before that he could beat me. It is what it is. I am the outlaw of this boxing game – and I love it.
“I’ve been written off so many times. How many times was Muhammad Ali written off in his career? But come Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, he beat them all. And when the time comes, I’ll go through them, and all their unbeaten records will fall.”