‘Tyson Fury is No1 in world but Joshua would beat him’

first_img4 The heavyweight kings are set to be given one last hurdle before they can try to unify against each other in a blockbuster fight. Joshua, 30, is mandated by the IBF to defend his belts against 39-year-old Kubrat Pulev, while Deontay Wilder has invoked his right to an immediate rematch against Fury. Wilder twice dropped Fury in their first fight in 2018, but was unable to force the knockout and was fortunate to walk away with a draw. But Bellew reckons Joshua – who was was dubbed a better boxer than Fury by Evander Holyfield – can learn from Wilder’s mistakes and not allow the Gypsy King to get back to his feet. He explained: “Deontay Wilder isn’t technically sound enough to get himself in position to punish Tyson Fury. To take into consideration is Anthony Joshua is an Olympic gold medalist, and he’s technically sound. He’s not the finished article, and he’s still improving. Bellew says Fury is the No1 heavyweight in the world after his win against Deontay Wilder Read Also: FIFA cancels The Best awards for 2020 “He’s so much more of a well-rounded boxer than Deontay Wilder. If Deontay Wilder is able to have the best version of Tyson Fury on the floor and out on his feet, then believe you me, Anthony Joshua will not let him off the hook. “He’s probably the most ruthless finisher in the heavyweight division. “People say, ‘You’re AJ’s friend.’ I’ve known Tyson longer than AJ. So it’s no bias. It’s just me giving my opinion.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tony Bellew has hailed Tyson Fury as the No1 heavyweight in the world – but still backs Anthony Joshua to beat the Gypsy King. The heavyweight champions are neck and neck at the moment with Britain in possession of the four major world title belts. Anthony Joshua has been tipped to beat Tyson Fury by Tony Bellew After Fury, 31, dethroned Deontay Wilder, 34, of the WBC crown in February, it set him up to face WBA, IBF and WBO king AJ in a historic undisputed title decider. And 37-year-old Bellew, who twice beat David Haye at heavyweight, admits the Gypsy King must be recognised as the division’s top dog but still thinks Joshua’s style leads him to victory against his rival. He told told Mark Wright on Instagram Live: “The top three heavyweights today, if you’re going on what they’re actually doing, you can’t really knock Tyson Fury for what he’s doing since he’s come back. I understand why people have him No1. “I have to put Fury No1, but I still think AJ beats him. Styles make fights, and I think AJ’s style is all wrong for Fury. Loading… “I think he would catch Fury. He’s so relentless, so powerful, so athletically explosive and dynamic. I don’t think Fury could keep him off.” Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The Worldlast_img read more