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Haye: Joshua Only Boxer Well Equipped To Beat Fury

Haye: Joshua Only Boxer Well Equipped To Beat Fury

Former heavyweight champion David Haye says Anthony Joshua is the only boxer that has all the arsenal to beat Tyson Fury.

Joshua, he secured a unanimous points decision win to avenge his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr last year in Saudi Arabia to reclaim his world titles.

Fury established himself as boxing’s premier heavyweight when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in their rematch to claim the WBC world title in February.

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However, Haye feels the ‘Gypsy King’ still has work to do if he’s to prove his supremacy beyond all doubt, with a host of challengers and champions lining up to vie for his crown.

And Joshua tops this list, according to Fury’s former rival Haye.

“I just think the only person who has the artillery, the skill set, the athleticism, the clean living, the know-how, the experience, to have a chance to beat Fury is Anthony Joshua,” Haye told Boxing Social.

“I think he’s the only person right now, realistically, most people would say if anyone’s got a chance I’m putting it on Anthony Joshua. So, he’s the only guy who has the tools to do it.

“I think if he lands his shots on Fury, the way Fury’s been put down before – his chin looked good last time out – but Anthony Joshua is a master boxer as well.

“I think people underestimate his boxing skill. He hasn’t been boxing as long as Fury has, so he’s still learning.

“I don’t know, I can see Fury outboxing Joshua long, on the inside, but then again I can see the middle-range of Joshua letting his hands go.

“He throws such crisp shots, uppercuts, hooks. The way he knocked out Alexander Povetkin, the fight was uncomfortable for him for a couple o rounds but when he put his shots together, it was over.

“As soon as he starts tagging people, he’s got a hell of a lot of explosivity in his body. He’s big, strong, robust.

“The fight he lost against Andy Ruiz Jr didn’t flatter him in any way.

“It wasn’t like he lost on a split decision. It was a horrible loss and I think people look at that and think, ‘Ah, he lost to him.’ Boxing doesn’t work like that.

“I lost to Carl Thompson in my eleventh fight, but then three years later I’m undisputed number one.

“It doesn’t matter, as long as you learn from that, you can come back.”

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  • Oluwafemi 4 years ago

    As much as I believe AJ can outbox Fury, it’s never going to be a roller coaster because Fury is an experienced hard puncher.

    The edge Anthony Joshua can have over Fury would probably be his fast throwing punches, athleticism and the technical know-how of the right time to take advantage of his opponent’s weaknesses

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