Tony Bellew Says Anthony Joshua Will Badly Hurt Tyson Fury: ‘He Goes and Finds a Way to Get Rid of You’

Published 01/23/2021, 2:18 AM EST
Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua in action against Kubrat Pulev Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


Tony Bellew has given his take on the potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight. The former champion said Joshua can knockout Fury but claimed that he would have to do so in the first half of the fight. He even explained why ‘AJ’ can knock him out.

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The Joshua-Fury fight is the one that is on everyone’s lips at the moment. A two-fight deal between the pair is closer than ever, and fighters have been getting their predictions in. Bellew is going against popular opinion with his prediction.

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In a conversation with iFL TV on YouTube, the scouser referenced the Klitschko fight and said that Joshua is the only one who can beat Fury because of his ability to finish a fight. “Imagine if Anthony Joshua drops you like that in that twelfth round, do you really think you’re going to be able to carry on. We seen what he done with Klitschko when he dropped him later on in the round,” said Bellew.

He then explained the difference between Joshua and Fury. “He goes and finds a way to get rid of you. That’s the difference I see.” 

However, despite the Klitschko reference, we’re not sure many will agree with the Brit.

READ: Tony Bellew Picks Tyson Fury Over Anthony Joshua for a Very Special Reason

Tony Bellew says Anthony Joshua has to get the job done in the first 6 rounds

The former champion explained how ‘AJ’ would land a big shot because of his technical and physical ability. However, he said multiple times that Joshua has to finish it within the first six rounds.

This is because, after round 6, Fury gets into a rhythm and starts picking you apart. We could see that with Deontay Wilder and all his other fights. Thus, Bellew explains that if ‘AJ’ is to win, he has to go for the early knockout.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Despite this, he is confident in the Londoner’s ability to get the early knockout. Which again is something that the majority will disagree with. Only time will tell if Bellew has got his prediction spot on.

Do you think Anthony Joshua can hurt Tyson Fury in the early rounds?

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READ: Tyson Fury Beat Wladimir Klitschko in the ‘Dullest’ and ‘Worst’ Performance of the Heavyweight Titles – Claims Tony Bellew

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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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