Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Training Comparison: Who Has the Better Technique?

Published 01/30/2021, 10:18 AM EST


2021 can witness the biggest heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, with with both champions having a stake at the heavyweight world title. Having planted its seed for years, the heavyweight matchup makes complete sense.

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That said, both the heavyweight champions are gearing up for intense action and appear confident of taking out the other. But who will be the aggressor? The inevitable debate has split the entire boxing world into two.

While most of them favor Tyson Fury over Anthony Joshua, there’s no denying that ‘AJ’ has his fair share of chances in winning the fight. If he can land the bigger shots, we might see ‘The Gypsy King’ go down. But if Tyson Fury appears in his best form, it can be an immense problem for Joshua.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over 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)

Meanwhile, both Brit heavyweights are undergoing intense training sessions and are doing everything they can to prepare for each other. Here’s a comparison of Joshua’s training alongside Fury.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Who looks sharper at this stage?

Tyson Fury hasn’t fought since his WBC title win against Deontay Wilder on February 2020. However, he is still looking fresh and is having a great time in his gym. If we look at this recent training clip, Fury is still deploying more attention to his movements.

Being a heavyweight, Fury often gets recognized for having the best footwork, body and head movement in the division. He prefers to hit and float away, and is looking to replicate the same to dismantle Joshua. He is technically jabbing, moving in and out, and posing combinations.

As his trainer puts it, “Sometimes bump it and then step to it just so it don’t come back. So, you bump it, then step and bang bang.”

Meanwhile, unified world champion Anthony Joshua still has his eyes on strength and power. Joshua is one of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight circuit. After reviving his winning track by beating Andy Ruiz Jr, in a rematch, Joshua defended his titles once again by knocking out Kubrat Pulev in December. It fueled up his fight against Tyson Fury.

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Joshua is honing his signature left hooks and uppercuts to get ready for the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion. Apart from shadowboxing, Joshua might be planning to land a one-punch KO. If he connects, it will be a win for him. But Fury rose back from Wilder’s hit in the past. So, Joshua might have to show more power if he wants to floor Tyson Fury till the last count.

Both the heavyweights appear in tremendous shape. Now, only their in-ring collision will determine the better pugilist. Till then, fans and analysts will continue to bring in theories while previewing the fight.

Do you think Anthony Joshua can beat Tyson Fury?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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