Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Malignaggi Strongly Backs Fury To Defeat Joshua, Explains Why

As BoxingScene.com reported on Tuesday, Tyson Fury will still meet Deontay Wilder a third time –– but it won’t happen in the summer.

The WBC heavyweight champion Fury, who dethroned Alabama native Wilder when the pair met in their rematch back in February, had been set to face the American once more in the next third of the year.

But Bob Arum, the Top Rank chairman who looks after Fury Stateside, told ESPN on Tuesday night that the trilogy outing between the pair will be pushed back from its proposed date of July 18.

The anticipation is that the fight will now happen in the autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic.

fury-joshua_5

Wilder, who didn’t just lose his green and gold world title in the demolition at the hands of England’s Fury but also his unbeaten record, took advantage of his contractual ability as the loser to initiate a third fight.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ was down twice and being battered by ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury until his corner threw in the towel to end things in the seventh round.

The third fight between the two -- after Fury's win in February and their December 2018 majority draw -- was planned for July 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The news of the July postponement of Fury vs. Wilder III almost certainly puts paid to any hopes of an all British heavyweight title fight for every belt between Fury and WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO world champion Anthony Joshua happening any time soon.

If that fight does come down, former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi is picking Fury to come out on top.

"I think Fury is the best heavyweight in the world, so I think Fury [would beat Joshua]; I'd love to see it," Malignaggi told Fighthype.com.

"I think Joshua is a guy who wants to learn and is passionate about his boxing. I think Fury is more technically gifted, he's a 6'9 guy who moves around like an athlete, it's very difficult. He's very, very nimble and it's hard to catch up to him and when you do you're like a midget compared to him. You can't be rough with him because he's too big and strong, he's a difficult guy to deal with. His skills [are great] but he's such a big guy and he's a very intelligent guy.

"If you talk boxing with him, he's a very intelligent guy; he understands what he has to do and has not got to do, what he is and what he isn't. He can go in against the next top guy and perform well right away. He did it in the Klitschko fight, then he disappeared. Then he gets brought in as an opponent against Wilder, takes on a couple of comeback fights and doesn't look great.

"But he looked great in the first Wilder fight, then he did it again. he looked lackadaisical in the Otto Wallin fight, gets cut and you think maybe he's not at this level, but sure enough he performed in the second Wilder fight; he's too smart for his own good."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 03-28-2020

Fury hasn't been destroyed unlike Joshua so I would gamble w/ Tyson F

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-26-2020

:lol1: @ how one minute, Wilder is a limited, unskilled fighter with one big punch- but the next minute after Fury beats him, somehow Fury is the best HW in the world. Paulie is smoking crack. AJ will give Fury…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-26-2020

[QUOTE=4truth;20481808]I've changed my mind about this fight after seeing Ruiz outbox Joshua. The only way Joshua could beat him in the second fight was to get on his bicycle and stay out of Ruiz's reach. Nothing wrong with that, imo…

Comment by -Kev- on 03-26-2020

Well AJ struggled with Ruiz despite winning the rematch (struggled in first fight), so yeah Fury would be favored against AJ. AJ vs Ruiz I is still fresh on people’s head. Also the style that AJ used vs Ruiz in…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-26-2020

Fury will beat Anthony Joshua if that fight ever happens that fight will never happen Hearn knows exactly what will happen if he puts his boy in there with Fury they know Fury is about to retire... they will lie…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (51)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Russian Boxing Federation Helping Thousands During Coronavirus Pandemic Carl Frampton Staying Very Active, Praises New Home Training Kit Impact Boxing Plans To Give Back With Free Event For Fans Joshua Gives Boost To Jos Buttler's Campaign To Battle Coronavirus Muhammad Ali, Ted Williams, and Time Lost Joshua Backs Mike Tyson To Beat Muhammad Ali, Explains Why Jeff Horn Prefers Large Crowd Over Closed Doors For Tszyu Bout Amir Khan Explains Wild Conspiracy Theory Linking Coronavirus With 5G Rollout Tiger King Mike Tyson Regrets Owning Big Cats: I Was Doing The Wrong Sh-t WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Winky Wright Stops Carlos Monzon in Eight Mayweather's Daughter Arrested For Felony Aggravated Assault Callum Smith: We Were Never Going To Get The Canelo Fight Fernando Vargas: Canelo Already One of The All-Time Mexican Greats Jacobs: Gabe Rosado Is Envious; Being Gatekeeper Doesn't Sit Well With Him Salita: Braekhus 'Definitely Not Interested' In Fighting Claressa Shields Vergil Ortiz: I Want To Beat Errol Spence In His Prime By 2022 Ryan Garcia: Beating Gervonta Davis Will Turn Me Into Muhammad Ali Daily Bread Mailbag: Charlo Brothers, Mayweather, Trainers, More Otto Wallin Training Twice a Day To Stay in Shape News: Jordan White, Hassan Azim, MTK Global Inks Deal Whyte Open To UFC Bout: I'd Kick Miocic in The Face, KO Ngannou! Eubank Jr: Me vs. Canelo is Exciting, Canelo-Saunders is Boring 'A Good Life' – Hedgemon Lewis Shannon Briggs Motivated, Will Move Forward With Bare Knuckle Fights Chiquita Gonzalez Eager To Do Exhibition Bout To Help His Area Fury's Coach Confident The 'Kronk Style' Would Take Down Joshua Team Estrada: Chocolatito Rematch Deal Can Be Made in 5 Minutes Yarde Suffers Further Tragedy, Loses Grandmother To Coronavirus Munguia Was Training For Islam, In No Rush For Canelo or Golovkin Hearn Hopes Joshua-Pulev Can 'Take Place At The End Of The Summer' WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Sugar Ray Robinson Blasts Jake LaMotta in Seven Dillian Whyte's WBC Title Shot Will Not Be Delayed, Says Hearn Amir Khan Clarifies Retirement Talk, Tells Hearn 'I'm Not Done Yet' Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev is Officially Postponed Arum: Boxers Get Purses That Are Much, Much Higher Than UFC Guys Joshua Frankham, Fury's Cousin, Inks Pact With Frank Warren Devin Haney: Saunders Will Give Canelo a Run For His Money Ryan Garcia: I'm Going To Get Disrespectful With Gervonta Davis Bob Arum: Brook Won't Quit Against Crawford The Way Khan Quit Warrington: I See Many Things To Expose With Gary Russell; He's There For The Taking
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement