Tyson Fury destroyed Deontay Wilder, and his promoter Frank Warren believes he will do exactly the same to Anthony Joshua when the pair finally meet in the ring.
Fury performed an astonishing demolition job in Las Vegas in February to take both Wilder’s WBC belt and his unbeaten record.
Now the drums are beating loudly for ‘The Gypsy King’ and Joshua to finally lock horns in what would be the biggest fight in British boxing history.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Express, Warren said: “Tyson will do to Joshua exactly what he did to Wilder. What people forget about Fury is that he’s got a very strong chin.
“He’s got a great boxing brain, he’s got great hand speed, he’s got great footwork, he’s brave, we’ve seen him get off the floor.”
Warren believes the evidence of what Fury might do to Joshua is already there after Joshua’s shock first career defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019.
“We’ve seen him do all of that, AJ was terribly exposed against Andy Ruiz Jr,” he continued.
“He got absolutely exposed and in the second fight Ruiz Jr was even heavier than he should have been, totally out of condition.
“AJ trained hard, it’s what you should do as a pro, he fought on the back foot.”
Fury holding all the aces – Frank Warren
Warren is convinced Fury holds the aces in every key area as the clamour for the huge unification fight grows.
“Does anyone think AJ can outbox Tyson Fury? No. Has AJ got a better chin than Tyson Fury? No. Is he a bigger puncher than Tyson Fury? No.
“That’s where I’m at. He’s much more game than AJ, too.
“I don’t see many fighters that have what Fury does and AJ’s plan to get the world titles back was helped by the fact Ruiz trained with McDonald’s before he got in the ring with him.”
Despite the fact he would likely start underdog for the big fight, Joshua is still keen on the fight and only this week said he wants it to happen as soon as possible.
Warren meanwhile believes February 2021 could be a realistic date for the superfight to happen, but says there is no definitive take on where.
“Yeah the fight would do 80-90,000 in Wembley but in another country the TV revenue could be more than what the gate would generate in the UK. They’ll still watch it. I’d prefer the UK but at the end of the day, finances will dictate where the fight goes.”
'Does anyone think AJ can outbox Tyson Fury? No. Has AJ got a better chin than Tyson Fury? No. Is he a bigger puncher than Tyson Fury? No.'
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