Alen Babic Compares Anthony Joshua to Apollo Creed, Tyson Fury to Rocky

Published 03/16/2021, 6:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


The mighty heavyweight collision between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is inching closer with time. After much rigmarole, Joshua and Fury both inked on a 2 fight deal. However, the tentative dates and location for this contest are yet to get finalized.

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Ever since its announcement, this fight has stirred the combat sports universe. And as it got official, there’s a sea of happiness among their fans.

Recently, the Croatian pugilist, Alen Babic, was in a chat with Pro Boxing Fans. Here he gave his take on this much-awaited clash between two Brits.

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He said, “Oh it’s (an) amazing fight. I look everywhere about this fight to read something about it.”

“He’s (Anthony Joshua) Rocky, you know. I said wrong, he’s Apollo Creed, but Fury is Rocky. Fury’s Rocky and people just love him and he loves them back and I think he’s a different breed of a fighter like me.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Babic cited Anthony Joshua as Apollo Creed, who is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. And Fury as Rocky, who challenges Creed later in the film.

Both Creed and Rocky fight their heart out and provide a stern outing to the other. Babic believes the Joshua vs Fury fight is exactly the same as the Rocky film series, which was an absolute blockbuster.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – the biggest heavyweight fight of the modern boxing era?

There have been enormous heavyweight battles past two decades, but none of the fights hold significance like the Joshua vs Fury bout.

The duo will fight each other out to determine who the best at their weight class is. Moreover, the winner of this epic encounter will cement his legacy for many more years to come.

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Considering the numbers and stats showcased by ‘AJ’ and the ‘Gypsy King’, this fight is a sure-shot entertainer.

Moreover, it’ll be interesting to see if ‘AJ’ can break the undefeated stint exhibited by Tyson Fury.

How much do you agree with Babic’s comments on Joshua and Fury?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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