Anthony Joshua is a ‘recipe for disaster’ if he faces Tyson Fury because his punches are obvious, Mike Tyson claims
MIKE TYSON believes Anthony Joshua’s flaws are a ‘recipe for disaster’ if he is to face off against Tyson Fury.
The heavyweight heroes have been in talks this week over an all-British showdown later this year.
Tyson was speaking to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on his BBC No Passion, No Point podcast recently.
The American outlined why he thinks Fury would be the man to beat.
Tyson, who returned to the ring in a draw with Roy Jones Jr in 2020, said: “It’s very interesting, Joshua is a masterful puncher. But you can see his punches coming, he telegraphs his punches.
“And that’s just a recipe for disaster if you’re fighting Tyson Fury and you’re telegraphing your punches – to a guy whose 6ft 7in, come on.”
Fury defeated Wilder in an epic trilogy fight, which Tyson championed before it became a formality.
He stated: “I think there are a lot of great heavyweight fighters in the division.
“Anyone who says that it’s a bad division is just jealous, it’s exciting.
“Tyson [Fury] can fight Wilder again and I like to see guys fight each other over and over again, if they’re exciting fighters.”
He added: “[Wilder] did [make mistakes], but if the fans want it, that’s what it’s all about.
“Tyson Fury is a fan fighter. The fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now.
“In England, Anthony Joshua is a big thing. But Tyson Fury has got the people now, he’s got the masses. They follow him like he’s a messiah.”
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