World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed some of Anthony Joshua’s weaknesses as a boxer while predicting how he will knock him out and what round it will be if they eventually square off.
Fury is targeting a potential all-British undisputed heavyweight title fight with Joshua who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO king in 2021.
But both boxers must win their next fights. Fury is obligated to take a trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder and Joshua is set to defend against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
And speaking on Redknapp’s Home Fixture, Fury said: “AJ’s style is tailor-made for mine. He’s an upright fighter, walking forward with a classic defence.
“Strong and powerful, but he’s got no footwork, hardly any resilience and he’s a bit gutless when it comes down to getting clipped.
“I think I’ll knock him out around two or three rounds.
“First time I connect on him his legs will do a dance and I’ll just jump on him like that fat kid did before. Easy, not a bother.
He added: “I’ll tell you what shot it’s gonna be as well, should I?
“It’s gonna be a left hook to the temple, you’re gonna see him do a Bambi dance all over the ring.”
Meanwhile, there has been some talk from Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter about a possible step-aside deal to see the bout happen next, but Fury doubts this will come to fruition in 2020.
“Eddie Hearn talks a lot of hot air as usual,” Fury said.
“I’ve been offering to fight Joshua for quite a while. I’ve been trying to make that fight happen for the last five years. And it’s not happened at all.
“Eddie’s obviously Joshua’s promoter, so he’ll have to be speaking to my team to make the fight happen.
“Give the fans what they want and stop running away from the biggest fight since Lennox [Lewis] fought Frank Bruno.
“Have the guts to step up to the plate and get flattened, son.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.