Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury will beat Anthony Joshua if the two ever meet up inside the ring, and he sees him as a tougher fight for him.
Wilder says Joshua is robotic, stiff and fails to move his head. In other words, he’s the opposite of Fury, who is a master boxer and has been around boxing his entire life.
It’s hard to argue in favor of Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) beating Fury if you go by how he looked in his last four fights against Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, Carlos Takam and Wladimir Klitschko. Those are all fights that Joshua could have lost with the right type of decision making from the fighters, and with better quality officiating inside the ring.
Wladimir knocks Joshua out if he had a good trainer in his corner that motivated properly to finish him off when he had him hurt. Takam knocks Joshua out if he had drained himself to get down to 235 from 250, and if the referee doesn’t abruptly stop the fight in the 10th round seemingly for no reason. Parker possibly beats Joshua if the referee doesn’t prevent him from fighting on the inside. My point is, Joshua looked incredibly beat by four guys that are clearly below the level of the Fury that beat Wladimir in 2015.
“He has to be perfect for the whole fight, I only have to be perfect for one second because I possess power,” Wilder said to the dailystar.co.uk. “Fury beats Joshua on any given day. Why? Because of the awkwardness. When I consider Joshua he is too stiff, he is definitely robotic and he does not move his head. Fury is awkward, long, moves his body. If he don’t win on a knockout, I think he’d win on points,” Wilder said.
Joshua would likely be out-boxed by Fury unless he’s able to land one of his big power shots. Joshua was losing his last fight against the much shorter 6’2″ Povetkin going into the seventh round. If the 39-year-old Povetkin didn’t make the mistake of throwing a right hand in the 7th, Joshua wouldn’t have been able to time him with a left hook.
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