Mike Tyson Details Why Anthony Joshua Might Be in Trouble Against Tyson Fury

Published 03/24/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
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)


The much-awaited heavyweight collision between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is finally official. After months of talks and rigmarole, the British duo finally signed on the dotted line to confront each other. They’ll touch gloves with each other for the undisputed heavyweight title.

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That said, this battle was bound to garner attention from fans and fighters in the world. Many bigwigs from boxing have even laid out their prediction for this fight.

Lately, the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson, was in a chat with Fight Hub TV. Here he gave an astonishing take on whom he envisions winning the Fury vs Joshua bout.

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“I like Joshua a lot, he don’t punch faster. Maybe he punches harder than Wilder. He doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. If he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder, he’s not gonna f**kin touch this guy. That’s just what I see. He punches hard, but he doesn’t punch fast. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble,” said Tyson.

On his last outing, the ‘Gypsy King’ smothered Deontay Wilder and vanquished him from his title. He walked Wilder down and didn’t let him take control of the ring. Furthermore, Fury didn’t let the ‘Bronze Bomber’ affect him with his dynamite-like punches.

In the above interview, Tyson asserted Wilder has comparatively fast hands than Joshua, and yet he couldn’t terrify the latter. If Joshua doesn’t punch rapidly, then he might end up on the losing vertical in the biggest fight of his life.

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Is Anthony Joshua an easy opponent for Tyson Fury?

Over the course of his extensive run, ‘AJ’ has dismantled every opponent he’s faced. He exhibits unmatched power with some solid ring IQ to batter his opponents. Moving into the Fury fight, Joshua has already begun training as he considers this as one of his elite battles of life.

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Along with the heavyweight titles, this fight carries immense hype and responsibilities. Considering the same, the duo will put on their best prowess to crush each other and leave the squared circle with the tag of the undisputed heavyweight king.

Joshua won’t give it so easily to the ‘Gypsy King’. He will look to bring in his A-game and give his fellow opponent a stern test.

It will be exciting to see how things play out for both of these resilient pugilists.

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What do you make of Mike Tyson’s comments on this fight?

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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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