“Ain’t Nobody Beat Him” – Evander Holyfield Recognizes the Level of Danger Tyson Fury Brings to the Table

Published 04/24/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 15: Tyson Fury weighs in at 263 pounds at todays weigh-in at the MGM Hotel on June 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury will face the unbeaten Tom Schwarz tomorrow night. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)


Evander Holyfield seems to have a lot of admiration for both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Akin to the fight fans, he is also thrilled to watch them collide in an all-English clash for the undisputed heavyweight titles. However, the 4X heavyweight champion has seemingly made his pick.

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Although he has accepted Anthony Joshua’s legitimate chances in the fight, ‘The Real Deal’ also pointed out at Fury’s unbeaten record to validate his claim. While the 58-year-old is eyeing his own return on June 5, he connected with Fight Hub TV to preview the possible heavyweight title unification matchup.

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“Anthony Joshua is a good fighter when he wants to be and just is he up for it. I believe that if he is up for it, it’s gonna be a tough fight. And Tyson Fury, he is amazing,” said Evander Holyfield.

He added, “Ain’t nobody beat him (Tyson Fury). Can’t take that from the guy.”

The fight is still to receive an official date and venue, and fans are relying upon Eddie Hearn’s random updates at this stage. According to the reports, both champions have signed a two-fight contract and are going through their respective fight camps.

Once the final contractual works get over, we can finally expect Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to lock horns, but who will stand a better chance of winning?

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Who has a better chance? Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua?

Tyson Fury has a legitimate shot at winning the bout. ‘The Gypsy King’ arguably possesses the best footwork, speed, and fighting IQ. Furthermore, as he is undefeated, it’s hard to picture the outcome that can break down Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

But the WBC champion hasn’t fought since his victory over Deontay Wilder in February 2020. So, this long layoff can hand Joshua a few advantages. After reclaiming his lost titles from Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019, ‘AJ’ has successfully defended them with a KO win over Kubrat Pulev in December 2020.

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While Joshua remains an elite champion of the division, he can rightfully stun Fury. But it might not be an undemanding task, and both men will have to walk an extra mile to claim the win.

Who do you think will win? Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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