Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury Pro's Predictions
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finally agreed to fight each other in a 2 fight deal next year with the first fight expected in the summer. Joshua who regained his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO world titles in his last fight beating Andy Ruiz jr will be putting them all on the line with Fury putting his WBC, and Ring Magazine titles on the line. A date or venue has yet to be announced and there are still a few hurdles to go before the fight can actually happen. Fury has still got to fight Wilder to conclude there 3 fight deal and Dillian Whyte is supposed to be the Mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC belt and was scheduled to fight Fury in February 2021. Joshua will also have to have a Mandatory defence before he take of Fury with his mandatory challenger being Kubrat Pulev.
This is going to be by far one of the biggest fights Britain and the world have ever seen and as it is between two Brits England would be the obvious choice of country to have it in. This will probably not be the case as I think the fight will go to the highest bidder with the Column thinking Saudi Arabia or Dubai being the front runners.
The Column has contacted some of Birmingham and the Black Country’s Professional fighters and Trainer to get there predictions on this mouth watering contest.
The first pro to give us there verdict was Midlands welterweight challenger Conah Walker, he told the Column “I think Fury beats any heavyweight in this era. I think Fury will win on points or late stoppage, I think Fury’s unpredictability will shock Joshua and he won’t know how to deal with it”.
Next to reply was the “Bandit” Josh Hodgins, he told the Column “Fury KO in the later rounds he is just a better, taller boxer, Joshua will struggle in the later rounds”.
Dan Mole who is part of the Black Country Boxing Promotions gave his verdict, he said, “I think Fury wins. He’s reinvented himself both in and out of the ring and has gone from anti-hero, comic book villain, to an inspiration and hero to many. He’s come back from the brink - mentally in his battle against depression, and physically with his super human rising against Wilder - and has won the hearts of the public along the way”.
Dan continued “During lockdown his daily fitness videos with his wife Paris have further added to his popularity. In the ring his boxing brain and heart are second to none. He shown in his Wilder rematch that he carries more power than many, myself included, gave him credit for. AJ will be bang up for it too and will come into the fight leaving no stone unturned. He will be in the best shape physically and mentally but, if the same can be said for Fury, I can’t see past a Tyson win. The real winners though will be us fight fans. Two British Heavyweights, sharing all the belts, going head to head for the undisputed Heavyweight Titles. The biggest fight of our lifetimes and I can’t wait!”
Dan finished by saying "I think Fury wins with a late stoppage. I think he will outbox AJ who will look to land early. I can see Tyson breaking AJ down and the fight getting waved off in the latter stages, possibly slightly controversially from the AJ camps point of view to add a bit of spice to the rematch!”
“The Savage” Sam Eggington was next to give his prediction, he said “Tyson Fury beats everyone at this point in my opinion, against Joshua it’s hard to say how but I think he’ll come out with a unanimous points win”.
Pro fighter Harry Fiaz had this to say about the fight, he told the Column “I’m going for Fury on this one and by KO. He has shown he can get back up from taking a punch from arguably, the most powerful puncher in history. He’s shown he’s got power himself and for a guy his size to be so agile, will cause Joshua problems. He has a very good boxing brain on him too”.
‘The Machine Gun' Tommy Colins simple replied with this, he said “Fury to win via late stoppage”.
Female fighter Kristie Bavington made thus prediction, she said “I’m going with AJ on points, I Just think he is naturally fitter and since the last Ruiz fight he has technically improved over the rounds, he us stronger and I don’t think Fury will do enough”.