Tyson Fury would have the easiest night of his career against Anthony Joshua if the pair met in a world heavyweight title unification, according to the WBC champion’s cousin Tommy Fury. Tyson and Joshua are hoping to put their belts on the line for an undisputed fight next year.
Fury will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine belts on December 5th – likely against German challenger Agit Kabayel.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is set to take to the ring for the first time since he defeated Deontay Wilder for the WBC strap earlier in the year.
He was set to rematch the Bronze Bomber in his next fight in what would have been a trilogy bout between the two, but those plans were scuppered when Wilder failed to exercise the rematch clause in his most recent fight contract.
As a result, he is allowed a voluntary defence, and chose Kabayel to be his next victim for his first fight in England since he beat Sefer Seferi in the summer of 2018.
Boxing fans generally agree that Fury will have the better chance of winning if the fight goes the distance, but Joshua’s punch power makes him dangerous at any moment.
But Fury’s cousin, Tommy, believes he will make light work of ‘AJ’ and has every chance of winning the fight by stoppage.
Speaking to Press Box PR, the Love Island winner – who will make his return to professional boxing this year – warned that Joshua’s fatigue will be his downfall if he comes up against the WBC king.
Fury said: “I’m not being biased but the Joshua fight will be the easiest fight of Tyson’s career.
“If Tyson chose to box, Joshua wouldn’t get near him.
“If Tyson wants to fight AJ like he did Wilder then he ain’t going to win that battle because Tyson is six-feet-nine inches, nearly 20 stone and has got big, big fire power now – if a massive puncher like Wilder couldn’t do anything with that, what’s Joshua going to do?
“Joshua is a big man but he’s musclebound and in the late rounds that will have an effect. As we’ve seen in a lot of Joshua’s fights, when he’s been in a proper fight, he has gassed out.
“Round six, seven and eight he has become sloppy and that’s when I think Tyson will get him out of there.”
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Published at Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:33:00 +0000