“He Couldn’t Even Pull Himself Off”- Tyson Fury Vows to Beat ‘Muscle-Bound’ Anthony Joshua

Published 05/12/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
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)


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has constantly claimed that he will beat Anthony Joshua when they collide inside the ring. While the showdown seems to be locked in for August, an official confirmation is still to be made.

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However, that hasn’t influenced Fury’s opinion over the fight. The undefeated heavyweight champion is currently undergoing an active fight camp in Las Vegas, thus readying himself to go for undisputed glory.

While some fans and analysts have given a fair chance to Anthony Joshua in the mix, Fury doesn’t see his Brit rival as a threat. ‘The Gypsy King’, who interacted with FightHype.com, launched a fresh verbal attack on ‘AJ’.

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Previewing their upcoming fight, Tyson Fury said, “Joshua can’t pull his sh** off, he couldn’t even pull himself off. He is on rookie numbers. I hear he is on once a day, when he gets it back up to seven times a day, then come and see me. Until then, shut the hell up.”

He has also vowed to stop Anthony Joshua inside the ring, the same thing Andy Ruiz Jr. did in 2019. Moreover, Fury also seemed to mock Anthony Joshua’s well-built physique.

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The undefeated boxer added, “Either way, if that Joshua fight happens, it doesn’t go to the distance, he gets knocked out. He is no good to me. None of these fighters are. He is too slow, he is too muscle-bound. He works on too much weight lifting and not enough speed.”

Does Anthony Joshua have a chance against Tyson Fury?

Looking at the past records, Tyson Fury is undoubtedly the favorite over Anthony Joshua. Their in-ring styles also cite an advantage to the WBC champion. However, boxing is an unpredictable sport, and Joshua has always overpowered his adversaries.

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‘AJ’, 24-1, is a 2x unified heavyweight champion, who has walked over a treacherous division to attain his championship stature. While he is technically sound and also a hard-hitter, we can see him land an upset in the fight night.

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Both men will look to find another gear. However, with a strong contender like Tyson Fury on the other end, it might bring out the best from Anthony Joshua, who would look to respond to all the verbal attacks with a tremendous in-ring display.

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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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