Former two division champion David Haye believes a fight with Tyson Fury would be a very tall order for Anthony Joshua.
On Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Fury overcame two knockdowns to knock Deontay Wilder out in the eleventh round of their trilogy fight. Fury, who retained his WBC title, dropped Wilder a total of three times in the contest.
Last month, Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles when he was outboxed over twelve rounds by Oleksandr Usyk.
"I think from the strength of that performance, it would be very tough for AJ. Having watched AJ’s last performance against Usyk, the shots that Fury took down the pipe from Wilder, he was able to get back up and rough him up," Haye told BT Sport.
"The fact that AJ stood at range with Usyk having a boxing match… is AJ going to beat Fury in a boxing match? I don’t believe so."
In the aftermath of the victory, Fury proclaimed himself to be the very best fighter of his generation.
Fury has beaten Wladimir Klitschko, Derek Chisora, Wilder, Steve Cunningham, Otto Wallin, and several others.
"I can only be the best fighter of my day, and I've done that. I'm the best fighter of my era. I'm the generation fighter, I actually feel sorry for all these guys who have had to fight me," Fury said.
"Because I'm in the dressing room at home I'm not nervous - you know it's a boxing fight to me. I feel sorry for them because they're fighting the fighter of the generation, that's for sure."