How Can Anthony Joshua Defeat a Superior Boxer in Tyson Fury? Dave Allen Has the Answer

Published 02/08/2021, 4:10 AM EST
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)


Anthony Joshua will face the toughest opponent of his life this year. He will battle Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title. Though both of them are equally commendable in their own right, ‘The Gypsy King’ has the edge in terms of experience and ring IQ. But, one cannot underestimate Joshua’s strength and speed.

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Recently, Dave Allen who spars with Tyson Fury unveiled a few insights on how can ‘AJ’ turn the tide in his favor to outbox Fury. Talking to Sky Sports, he said, “You’ve got to aim for Tyson’s chest. You don’t aim for Tyson’s head with a jab, you’re not going to hit him. Once you hit his chest with that solid jab, your right or left hook follows it.”

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The ‘Gypsy King‘ has swift movement, which is why Allen warned Joshua to not target Fury’s face. He continued, “If Joshua hits him, it’s game over. I do think Tyson Fury wins, but when you hit as hard as Anthony Joshua, you’re in with a chance.”

Although Allen backed his sparring partner to secure a win in this fight, he didn’t write off Joshua completely. He feels ‘AJ’ has the most cosmic power in the entire division, and that might give him a fighting chance.

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Can Anthony Joshua employ a sublime game-plan in this fight?

Not just for his daunting power, but ‘AJ’ is known for making quick transitions in a fight. Until now, he has remained highly successful in maintaining his decorated run in the sport with his promising strategies. But, facing someone as rugged as the ‘Gypsy King’ will demand much more than his usual skill sets and game-plans.

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As Fury makes heavy adjustments within the fight to tackle his opponents, Joshua’s approach in this bout will be worth a watch.

If he abides by the game-plan mentioned by Fury’s sparring partner, he may find unprecedented success in this bout. Moreover, what Joshua himself brings to the table will be extremely vital.

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What do you make of Dave Allen’s statements? Can Joshua use those tactics to outsmart 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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