Tony Bellew Feels Anthony Joshua Has the Tools to Beat Tyson Fury, Does He?

Published 03/16/2021, 7:10 PM EDT


The much-awaited fight of 2021 between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is finally official. The Brit duo has signed on the dotted line to touch gloves with each other twice. It will be an enigmatic battle, as both Joshua and Fury will contend for the undisputed heavyweight title.

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Many boxing enthusiasts feel ‘AJ’ exhibits all the weapons in his arsenal to overpower the ‘Gypsy King’.

Recently, Tony Bellew shared the same notion and gave his take on this mighty clash. Speaking to talkSPORT, he said, “I believe he (Joshua) is the only guy who has the tools to beat Tyson Fury. He’s the man who can get close enough, he’s the man who throws punches that are fast enough to land, he hits hard enough to drop him and hurt him.”

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

In his last fight, Joshua hammered Kubrat Pulev and retained his heavyweight titles. It was one of his career-best performances and the 31-year-old proved his mettle yet again.

Bellew feels ‘AJ’ has crushing power coupled with the ability to land slick combinations. This will unquestionably provide him an edge over his foe, Tyson Fury.

Also, over the course of his extensive run, Joshua has showcased his audacity to batter his opponents in the early rounds. Along with this, he’s also extremely comfortable if the fight goes for a 12-round rally.

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Can Anthony Joshua really knock out Tyson Fury?

The world has seen what Anthony Joshua is capable of. He ranks among the scariest prospects in the big men’s division and his power, fight IQ, ring management are proof to the same.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

However, it won’t be so easy for him to crush the ‘Gypsy King’ who’s remained undefeated in his elite career.

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Fury terrifies his opponents by walking over them. This was certainly visible in his last fight against Deontay Wilder, whom he annihilated throughout.

Both Fury and Joshua have enough prowess in their bag to crucify the other. But a better man on the fight night will emerge on the top as the ultimate heavyweight hero.

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What do you draw of Tony Bellew’s comments?

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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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