Tyson Fury targets Joe Louis' record of 25 consecutive title defences
Last Updated: 20/03/18 7:45am
Tyson Fury believes he can beat Joe Louis' record of 25 consecutive title defences over the next 10 years.
Anthony Joshua has claimed the WBA 'super' and IBF titles during Fury's lengthy absence from the ring, but Fury insisted Joshua was "keeping them nice and warm".
Louis was heavyweight champion between 1937 and 1949, but Fury - who has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - is confident he can go one better over the next decade.
"I've just set myself a goal of beating the great Joe Louis' record of 25 title defences," he said on Instagram.
"Wladimir Klitschko almost beat Joe Louis' record until I beat him. Even if I have three fights a year, I've beaten him.
"It's a hard challenge but I've never set a challenge I didn't make.
"If anyone is capable of doing it, I'm capable."
Joshua puts his WBA 'super' and IBF titles on the line against WBO belt holder Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Fury said earlier this month there was little to choose between the two fighters, saying "Parker has got better speed, Joshua seems to have better power".