Khan: Fury Needs More Time, Joshua is 70-30 Favorite Right Now

Former world champion Ami Khan believes Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is not even close to being ready for a showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

Fury, inactive since shocking Wladimir Klitschko for the world titles in November 2015, is planning to return to the ring in April - but he's pushing that he wants to fight Joshua as soon as possible - and even in his first return fight.


Joshua is coming back on March 31, in a unification with WBO champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales.

Khan believes Fury needs at least two solid fights - it would even things up in terms of the fight Joshua.

Khan feels Fury should follow his comeback plan. The Bolton boxer is snapping his own long layoff on April 21. He's been out of the ring since May of 2016 when he suffered a knockout at the hands of Canelo Alvarez. Khan is now facing Phil Lo Greco, and wants to take on more contest before going forward with a big name in the fall.

"I think Fury might need a little more time," Khan told Sky Sports. "He's a great fighter, one of the best fighters in the heavyweight division.

"He's got the boxing skills, that's something people will always probably underestimate him for. When he was fighting against [Wladimir] Klitschko, he was the first guy to set the blueprint on beating Klitschko. I said to everyone before that, he's going to school Klitschko, which he did. He out-boxed him in his own game, in Germany as well.

"It's not a 50-50 fight at the moment, because Fury has been out of the ring for such a long time. I think if Fury maybe gets two fights under his belt, and then takes that fight, then you can say it's a 50-50. At the moment, I give it 70-30 to Joshua. That's a Wembley fight, definitely."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IrishDiscussion on 02-07-2018

If he got how he was when he boxed Klitschko, I'd pick Fury.

Comment by Little Mac 91 on 02-07-2018

Tyson "barely mobile" Fury does need a lot more time, but irrespective of time as a factor he is also both mentally unstable and with a questionable work ethic preventing him from conducting himself like a professional athlete. He was…

Comment by nghtmr111 on 02-07-2018

Oh yeah Khan.......... Coming from the guy who is ready for the big fights with the Spence's and Thurman's of the welterweight division..................... Khan doesn't even beat the top 10, probably not even top 20 of the welterweight division! :lol1:…

Comment by thack on 02-07-2018

[QUOTE=MannyQuacioau;18467849]Whenever Khan makes a statement people listen! Amir is very credible and knows Boxing!!! He is easily one of the ATGs of this era!!! People all over the world are demanding to watch his next performance![/QUOTE] This is one of…

Comment by Bonduu on 02-07-2018

70-30??? More like 100-0 in AJ's favor. Fury is fat, lots of pounds on his frame, his gut still weights about 20 pounds, he needs to shed all those excess gut fat...he wouldn't be able to cut ring corner like…

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