“I Just Can’t See Joshua Beating Him” -Boxing Legend Says Tyson Fury will Overcome Anthony Joshua’s Challenge

Published 05/08/2020, 7:28 AM EDT


The boxing world is on a hiatus because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mandatory title defenses are postponed and as a result of a domino effect, dream clashes too will be delayed. One such bout is between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. ‘AJ’ has expressed his interest in this fight, however, boxing legend George Foreman cannot see the two times unified Heavyweight Champion overcoming ‘The Gypsy King.’

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“I am Gonna Walk Through Him”- Anthony Joshua Puts Tyson Fury on Notice

George Foreman can’t see Anthony Joshua beating Tyson Fury

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In a chat on iFLTV, Foreman said, “that boy Tyson Fury, you’re gonna have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him and I’m going, to be honest with you. I just can’t see Joshua beating him. But I sure would buy some tickets to see what would happen, I’m that curious about it.”

However, his next comments showed that he views Deontay Wilder as a bigger threat than ‘AJ.’ This may be because ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is the only boxer to deprive ‘The Gypsy King’ of a win. 

‘Big George’ said ‘The Bronze Bomber’ needs to accept his faults at losing to Fury earlier this year. The 71-year-old cited his first career defeat which came against Muhammad Ali in 1974. 

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“When I lost to Muhammad Ali in Africa all those years back, the ropes were loose, someone put something in my water, it was too early in the morning. The excuses went on.”

‘Big George’ says excuses are natural for a fighter who suffers his first loss.  

“You’ve got to have excuses when you lose, especially when you’re undefeated. You can’t just say ‘I lost.’ You can’t say that. That’s gravity, that’s putting yourself solidly down to make an excellent comeback. He can come back and win again, easily. All fighters can.”

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He didn’t exactly say when the “again” is but he was no doubt referencing the upcoming trilogy fight. Here, if ‘The Gypsy King’ provides an encore and ‘AJ’ retains his belts in his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, fans could be in for a treat. 

Will ‘AJ’ get the chance to prove Foreman wrong? He is no stranger to silencing doubters. Fans saw in his stupendous win over Andy Ruiz Jr just 6 months after getting knocked out. 

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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