How Floyd Mayweather’s Involvement in Anthony Joshua’s Camp Can Be Devastating for Tyson Fury

Published 03/26/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


The undisputed heavyweight title bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been the talk of the sport for months. With it being on course to be one of the biggest events in boxing history, everyone wants a piece of the action. So what if Floyd Mayweather joined the fold to coach ‘AJ’?

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Fury goes into the fight as the firm favorite. Experts believe Joshua does not possess the technical ability to match the awkward 6’9” giant. However, one man who moved and defended better than ‘Gypsy King’ was Floyd Mayweather. And the former champion has expressed his desire to train Joshua.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Even Tyson Fury’s father, John, admitted that the only one who could beat Tyson Fury is a heavyweight version of ‘Money’ Mayweather. He spoke to iFL TV and said, “There’s nobody out there unless you can get a 6’8, 18-and-a-half stone Floyd Mayweather. That is the only kind of [person] who is going to give him [Fury] problems.”

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This comment showed John’s confidence in his son’s ability. Therefore, Joshua will have to improve his movement, speed, and ring management drastically to have any chances of beating Fury. So can ‘Money Mayweather turn ‘AJ’ into a heavyweight version of himself?

READ: Why is Tyson Fury Called ‘The Gypsy King’?

What would Floyd Mayweather do for Anthony Joshua?

The former multi-weight champion has not officially joined up with the Joshua camp. However, if he did, what effect would it have on the Londoner’s performance?

‘AJ’ started boxing in his late teens and thus is a fighter who is still improving. In every fight, fans have seen a different Anthony Joshua. Moreover, he himself has admitted he is still learning new things every day.

Mayweather and Joshua share a good relationship, and ‘TBE’ was even in attendance for his last fight. If Mayweather could teach ‘AJ’ his slick defense skills, improve his movement, and help him control his distance better, it could go a long way in the undisputed title bout.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Andy Ruiz Jr punches Anthony Joshua 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)

‘The Gypsy King’ is the taller fighter and has the reach advantage. For Joshua to get any success, he needs to cut the distance without getting hurt; Mayweather did this impeccably throughout his career.

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Therefore, if the 50-0 pugilist can give Joshua his counter-punching secrets, it would give the Londoner the perfect game plan for Fury. Especially if ‘The Gypsy King’ plans to attack ‘AJ’.

What effect do you think Floyd Mayweather could have on Anthony Joshua against Tyson Fury?

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READ: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Training Comparison: Who Has the Better Technique?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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