Can Hosea Stewart Prepare Anthony Joshua for Tyson Fury?

Published 01/24/2021, 3:37 AM EST
Anthony Joshua looks towards referee Mike Griffin after being knocked down for the second time in the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Championships title fight against against Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden, New York. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)


Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is on the brink of facing WBC champion Tyson Fury next. However, boxing analysts continue to ridicule his chances as they consider Tyson Fury to be the favorite.

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That said, Anthony Joshua might have found the right person to prepare himself. Following a successful KO win over Kubrat Pulev, Joshua is now training for his next fight and one of his training partners, Hosea Stewart, seems to be emulating Tyson Fury in the sparring sessions.

6’9” tall Tyson Fury is all about flexibility. Starting from his footwork, body, to head movement, Fury can give a tough time to AJ. So, Hosea Stewart is displaying the same for Joshua in training.

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Speaking with Sky Sports, Stewart said, “My style is all about movement too. It’s all about my jab and my head movement.”

Despite having no wins in his professional career, Hosea Stewart has still found a place amongst Joshua’s partners. Furthermore, he claims to have already impressed the unified heavyweight champion.

Stewart added, “He (Joshua) liked my style, he liked how I box, he wanted to see what I was about. AJ wanted to know what Joby’s teachings could do for a heavyweight.”

Meanwhile, it isn’t only beneficial for Joshua, but also for Stewart himself. Having secured the chance to train with Anthony Joshua, Stewart feels fortunate. He seems to be honing his skills with the unified champion which can nurture his boxing career.

“It was eye opening because I thought I was under the radar until the world heavyweight champion messaged me. I thought: ‘wow, this is serious now. I thought only people around the amateur circuit knew my name,” said Stewart.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Stylistic matchup

The heavyweight title unification clash will be a boxing classic for all the obvious reasons. Excluding all the hype and championships, Joshua and Fury can push each other to the corner.

Tyson Fury can jab and box Joshua throughout their fight, and Joshua can land a haymaker at any point. While ‘AJ’ appears clunky with his heavy shots, Fury seems flexible inside the squared circle. So, both have their chances to outpoint the other.

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Bob Arum has already tagged it as the biggest heavyweight title fight since Ali vs Frazier in 1971. The stage is set, and only time will tell whether Joshua can beat Fury. If not, Fury will cement his spot as the greatest heavyweight boxer of the modern era.

Do you see Anthony Joshua beating 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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