Bellew: Only Wilder Could Beat Joshua, Fury Has No Shot

In a recent interview, former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew verbally trashed the record and accomplishments of WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder.

At the same time, Bellew admits that Wilder is the only heavyweight capable of  defeating IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

The comebacking Tyson Fury, who finally returned to the ring last month after being inactive since November of 2015, has been shouting loud and clear that he would demolish both Joshua and Wilder in the ring.


Bellew, who is currently competing in the heavyweight division, has a different take.

He believes Joshua and Wilder would drill Fury with very few issues.

Bellew's take is not surprising - especially since the Liverpool slugger is very confident that he would personally retire Fury if they met in the ring.

"It’s embarrassing Deontay Wilder has 40 fights and fought the names he has. But, the only man on the planet who can beat Anthony Joshua is Wilder. No one else stands a chance. Not even Tyson Fury. Styles make fights. Does anyone think Joshua would find it hard to catch Fury clean? Does anyone think Fury has the power to hurt Joshua? It’s easy to see the outcome in that fight. It’s a brutal stoppage and I believe Wilder would do the same to Fury," Bellew told The Metro. 

"I also believe a little fat cruiserweight would do the same. Fury is vulnerable right now. I don’t think he will ever see the form he once saw. When Fury fought Steve Cunningham in New York city, he was at his absolute peak, and he was left flat on his back. Cunningham couldn’t finish him, but any decent fighter would have finished Fury. Cunningham is a brilliant fighter, but he’s not a puncher.

"I would have no problem with Fury. I have never put a man down heavy like that and let him see the 12th round. That’s never happened. I’m a finisher, and so is Joshua and Wilder. Fury’s advantages stop the minute it goes past a few rounds. Once you figure out his awkwardness, he’s had it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pillowfists98 on 07-03-2018

I disagree. I believe Fury (a fit Fury) is much more of a threat to Joshua then Wilder is. As long as Fury doesn't get caught with anything big I think he can outbox Joshua and win a decision.

Comment by Oshio on 07-03-2018

Man is really sarcastic.

Comment by Kilrain on 07-02-2018

[QUOTE=Scopedog;18908978]It's not normal for a guy to be this big of a fangirl for another active fighter, especially when they're both technically competitors in this same division.[/QUOTE] Right? It's very pathetic and grovelling. It doesn't seem like someone simply giving…

Comment by Scopedog on 07-02-2018

It's not normal for a guy to be this big of a fangirl for another active fighter, especially when they're both technically competitors in this same division.

Comment by GlassJoey on 07-02-2018

I think an in form Fury can avoid getting hit for 12 rounds. Not sure he’s still got it in him but Hughie had no trouble avoiding Parker for 12 rounds and at 6’9”, I think old Tyson could out…

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