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Haye: Joshua is Only One Who Has The Tools To Beat Fury

Former two division world champion David Haye views Anthony Joshua as the only boxer in the heavyweight division, at least at the moment, who is capable of unseating Tyson Fury.

Back in February, Fury elevated himself to the number spot in the weight class, when he dropped and stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC heavyweight title.

Joshua tasted defeat for the first time in June 2019, when he was stopped in seven rounds by Andy Ruiz. He was able to get revenge in December of the same year, when he dominated Ruiz over twelve rounds for a unanimous decision to reclaim the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles.

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Joshua and Fury wants to face each other, but they have other obligations to deal with.

Fury is heading to a third fight with Wilder, which is being targeted for the month of October.

And Joshua has to make a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, which may have in the month of July.

"I think the only person who has the artillery, the skill set, the athleticism, the clean living, the know-how, the experience, to have a chance to beat Fury right now is Anthony Joshua. I think he’s the only person, realistically. If you were a betting man, if anyone’s got a chance they’d put [their money] on Joshua. So, he’s the only guy who has the tools to do it. If he lands his shots on Fury, the way Fury got put down – although his chin looked good last time – but Anthony Joshua is a master boxer as well," Haye told Boxing Social.

"They underestimate his boxing skill. He hasn’t been boxing as long as Fury has, so he’s still learning. I don’t know, I can see Fury outboxing Joshua long on the inside, but then again I can see Anthony Joshua letting his hands go in the middle range. He throws such quick shots. The way he knocked out Alexander Povetkin, the fight was uncomfortable for him for a few rounds but when he put his shots together, it was over.

"As soon as he starts tagging people, he’s so big and strong and robust. The fight he lost against Andy Ruiz Jr didn’t flatter him in any way. It wasn’t a split decision. It was a horrible loss and I think people [look at that too much]. Boxing doesn’t work like that. I lost to Carl Thompson in my eleventh fight and three years later I was undisputed number one. It doesn’t matter, as long as you learn, you can come back."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Zelda on 04-21-2020

Am I the only one here who thinks Fury is pretty much beatable and that Wilder just messed up?

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 04-21-2020

[QUOTE=denium;20526817]Styles make fights, Fury made Wlad look awful because he was all wrong for him. If you don't believe me about Fury, why so many boxers and professionals in the sport rate him so highly? The thing is, Fury isn't…

Comment by champion4ever on 04-21-2020

No, I digress. Fury probably stops Joshua in probably in 1 or 2 rounds because he is not as mentally tough or as durable as Deontay Wilder. "The Bronze Bomber has a much stronger chin and an enormous set of…

Comment by pollywog on 04-21-2020

[QUOTE=LDBC Slayer;20528154]Yeah cool OPINION but Parker lost to both of them and that's the FACTS[/QUOTE] Indeed it is and indeed they are...

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 04-21-2020

[QUOTE=pollywog;20528145]Dillian Whyte got flattened by AJ, went life and death with old man Wach in his last bout and has now lined up old man Sacha for his next bout. He also won by a point from a head butt…

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