Joyce’s Manager: Tyson Fury Will Not Attack Anthony Joshua Like Deontay Wilder

Published 02/02/2021, 4:54 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)


Most of the boxing community has its favor on Tyson Fury over Anthony Joshua as the heavyweight champions are supposed to collide this year. However, many believe Joshua would emerge aggressive, making it difficult to deal for Fury.

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Although the WBC champion has overpowered a knockout artist in Deontay Wilder, the same may not happen against Anthony Joshua. Boxing manager Sam Jones connected with Behind The Gloves podcast to shed his opinion on the matchup. Taking note to a few loopholes in Fury’s game, Jones previewed that ‘The Gypsy King’ wouldn’t chase down ‘AJ’ as he did against Wilder.

“I mean Tyson (has) been dropped a couple of times in fights. I personally don’t believe he will attack (Anthony) Joshua, I don’t believe he (Tyson Fury) will come at Joshua the same way he came with Wilder because Joshua is not a 15-stone man like Wilder,” said Sam Jones.

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Moreover, Jones predicted to see a clinical showdown from Fury, much similar to his performance against Wladimir Klitschko. That said, Joshua has also beaten Klitschko in the past and can use the blueprints to vanquish Tyson Fury in the future.

Previewing the heavyweight clash, Sam Jones added, “Joshua is a is 18-stone, big strong man. I don’t think he (Tyson Fury) would be able to go through him the same way he went through Wilder. You are gonna see more of the Klitschko performance to come out, in my opinion.”

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)

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- When can it happen?

Having its seed planted for years, the heavyweight matchup can finally happen this year. Following Joshua’s stoppage victory over Pulev, he has desired to fight Fury. Meanwhile, the WBC champion has also agreed to the challenge verbally. So, it seems the right time for its fruition.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has billed the matchup as the biggest heavyweight championship fight since Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier in 1971. But none of the sides have officially confirmed the dates. If everything falls in place, the fight can happen by the end of Summer amid an audience.

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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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