Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury: Height, Weight, Record, Net Worth, and Every Stat You Need to Know

Published 03/30/2021, 4:00 PM EDT


Putting everything on the line- legacy and belts, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua seem eager to stage the biggest heavyweight title unification battle of the era by locking horns. The current title holders have notched sensational TKO wins in their last fights, validating their possible matchup ahead.

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Hailing from the UK, both the champions are seemingly in their prime and are two of the all-time elites in the sport. So, their in-ring collision appears to push each other to the corner. That said, Fury vs Joshua looks equally alluring on papers.

The boxing superstars can be contrasted under several parameters. While their in-ring skill remains the most prominent one, several other statistics are important to know for the fans. Here’s a look at all the analysis and comparison you should know before the heavyweight stalwarts collide.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- What’s in store for us?

Anthony Joshua holds the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight belts, while Fury dons the WBC and Ring title. So, a fight between them will bring all the titles under one roof, making one of them the ultimate undisputed champion of the division. But who will enjoy a physical advantage in the fight, considering both men are gigantic?

Height, Reach, Weight

According to Box Rec, Tyson Fury will enjoy an advantage in his height and range. 6’9” Fury will have a 3” advantage in height against the 6’6” tall Joshua. Moreover, Anthony Joshua’s 82” reach is slightly short of Tyson Fury’s 85” reach. That said, their weight varies with time and on the fight week, both the heavyweights will attain over 179 lbs.

World titles and Boxing Record

Tyson Fury, 30-0, is arguably the best heavyweight of the era, donning the WBC, Ring, WBO, IBF, IBO, and WBA (super) heavyweight titles under his name. He grabbed the WBA (super), WBO, IBF, and IBO titles in 2015 by defeating Wladimir Klitschko.

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 28: Tyson Fury celebrates his victory over Ukraine’s Vladimir Klitschko after IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO World Heavyweight title bout at the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany, on November 28, 2015. Tyson Fury has won the world heavyweight boxing title after a unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in Duesseldorf. (Photo by Marianne Mueller/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Although Fury relinquished his career after that, he returned to action in 2018. Finally, in 2020, Fury put his hands on the WBC title by vanquishing Deontay Wilder via TKO.

Meanwhile. Anthony Joshua’s resume has a scratchy loss against Andy Ruiz Jr., which was one of the biggest upsets in the history of heavyweight boxing. Boasting 24 wins alongside one loss, Joshua is also a treacherous heavyweight. He grabbed his first world title in 2016 by knocking out Charles Martin for the IBF belt.

After that, he kept adding titles on his shoulder before losing them to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019. However, ‘AJ’ regained the titles in a rematch and has also defended them against Kubrat Pulev. So, he can rightfully look into the eyes of Tyson Fury and give him a hard time inside the ring.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Knockout game

Fury has claimed 21 of his 30 wins via KO, citing a KO ratio of 67.74%. On the other hand, Joshua has achieved 22 KOs in 24 wins, staging a KO ratio of 88%. So, ‘AJ’ clearly outclasses Fury with this particular parameter.

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua- The rich stars of boxing

According to celebrity boxing, the heavyweight champions have a vast difference in their net worth. Despite holding a better resume than Joshua, Fury might have taken a back seat in grabbing the endorsements.

Additionally, he remained inactive for almost three years and Joshua seemingly took a rise. While Fury’s net worth stands at $30 million, ‘AJ’ is way ahead with a net worth of $80 million.

Social Media followers

‘AJ’ is also way more dominant in this sector than ‘The Gypsy King’. With 12.1 million Instagram followers and 3.3 million Twitter followers, he is one of the most popular and active boxers in social media.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, Tyson Fury doesn’t appear to be very active and has only 4.1 million followers on Instagram, with 1.7 million followers on Twitter. So Joshua beats him in this parameter.

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Amid all these stats, none of it will help to determine the outcome of the matchup. It can only be set when the heavyweight champions will enter the ring and fight each other for all the world titles.

Do you think Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will be the greatest heavyweight showdown of the time?

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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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