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Anthony Joshua Will Lose to Tyson Fury After Round 6 – Says Former Boxing Champion

Published 10/11/2020, 1:00 PM EDT

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The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title looks unstable at this point. Thus, it can pave a path for several other heavyweights who are looking to get a crack at the title.

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The heavyweight unit is stacked right now with several big names on the list. So it’s bizarre to think Tyson Fury would run out of opponents, especially when he has desired to unify the world heavyweight titles by going against Anthony Joshua.

It is no surprise that Fury vs Joshua has all the potential to be one of the biggest events in British boxing history.


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However, former cruiserweight boxer Tony Bellew believes that Fury won’t be the hardest challenge for Joshua. Instead, he bills a rematch against Dillian Whyte to be more challenging for AJ.

Dillian Whyte is the toughest opponent for Anthony Joshua

Since Deontay Wilder is possibly out of Fury’s way, a title unification fight against AJ is on the charts. Although Fury is still undefeated, Tony Bellew believes that Joshua can land a stunner on him. Not only that, but he believes that there are a couple of boxers who have a chance against ‘The Gypsy King.’

Talking about it, Bellew said, “I think AJ does beat Tyson Fury, but he’s got six rounds to do it. If it goes past six rounds, I don’t think he beats Tyson Fury.


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“To beat Tyson Fury you’ve got to be willing to jump on him and not care what’s coming back and I believe the only heavyweight in the world with the skill set, the speed and the accuracy who can do it is AJ.”

Meanwhile, Tony Bellew didn’t forget to credit Whyte for his achievements. Although Joshua knocked out ‘The Body Snatcher’ brutally in their first fight, Bellew claimed that the rematch can look different.

He said, “I may think AJ beats Fury, but I think AJ has real problems going in with Dillian Whyte in a rematch because styles make fights.


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“Dillian will put pressure on AJ and he’ll probably trade. Because it’s so fierce between them with the rivalry and the domestic stuff, he’d probably get caught up in a war and that’d be wrong.”

Fans can expect some potential thrillers in the heavyweight unit shortly. However, nothing has been finalized for now. The matchups are still a fantasy and promoters need to make the fights happen for the fans.

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Written by:

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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