David Haye names the one heavyweight who can beat Tyson Fury
David Haye believes if any heavyweight is going to beat Tyson Fury it will be Anthony Joshua.
Boxing fans are desperate to see WBC and lineal champion Fury take on the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF king, Joshua, following the Gypsy King’s destruction of Deontay Wilder.
Joshua sent a message to Fury last week by insisting the pair had to fight to determine the No.1 heavyweight in the world and Haye backed AJ’s call-out of his rival.
‘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,’ Haye told Boxing Social.
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‘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.
‘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 No.1. It doesn’t matter, as long as you learn, you can come back.’
Asked to give a firm prediction for a clash between Fury and Joshua, Haye replied: ‘That’s why they have to fight because I don’t know, I genuinely don’t know.’
Fury may be scheduled to fight Wilder in his next bout, but that hasn’t stopped Joshua pushing for their showdown.
‘If you really want to say you’re No.1, come fight me. Let’s get it on,’ he said.
‘I’ve got the rest of the belts so it only makes sense.’
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