Joe Joyce: Tyson Fury’s Dominating Style Won’t be a ‘Wise Idea’ Against Anthony Joshua

Published 02/04/2021, 5:51 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


The world awaits the exuberant heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. This fight has made some serious progress past a few days in terms of contracts, fight purses, and more.

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Both boxers exhibit unparalleled skill sets, and it’s truly difficult to pick one as a favorite for this fight. Not only the fans, but top-tier boxers themselves are curious to find out how this electrifying contest could go.

Recently, Joe Joyce was in a chat with BT Sport Boxing. Here he shared his notions on this clash and assessed whether Tyson Fury’s dominating style would work against Joshua.

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“I’m not sure that would be a wise idea against Joshua, though. He’s got such big arms and his guard is tight. So like Fury’s more loose and can be loose and unpredictable, shots can come from anywhere, so it’s very interesting which way it’s going to go,” said Joyce.

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 28: Tyson Fury in action with Wladimir Klitschko during the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The ‘Juggernaut’ admitted Fury’s dominating style helped him magnificently against Deontay Wilder in the rematch. But, he just doesn’t envision the ‘Gypsy King’ following a similar approach towards ‘AJ’. Over the course of his boxing career, Joshua has developed a solid guard to defend the power coming off his opponents, which Joyce feels might edge him over Fury in this clash.

Although he inclined a bit towards Joshua’s style, Joyce still believed this contest to be a 50-50 for both the fighters. He couldn’t pick a favorite from this fight but agreed that the heavyweight clash would be a blinder.

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Can Anthony Joshua use his guard to dispatch Tyson Fury?

‘AJ’ not only ranks among the top heavyweights, but he is also among the smartest fighters at present. He has employed his fight IQ several times to add constant wins to his resume. Since his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in summer 2019, the Brit worked hard on his defense and beat ‘Destroyer’ on the scorecards.

This was the first time he won a fight without finishing his opponent before the final bell.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua (r) punches 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)

Joshua has unmatched power in the big men’s division. With the newly added defensive style, he will prove to be a tough test for the ‘Gypsy King’.

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However, Fury won’t underestimate him at all. He knows the value this fight carries and will look to tailor his style to give him an edge over ‘AJ’.

What do you make of Joe Joyce’s comments on Fury’s style?

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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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