According Mike Tyson, Joshua needs to up his game and work on his speed if he wants to defeat Tyson Fury. He believes that Fury’s speed will help him outwit Joshua and elude his heavy punches.
Iron Mike Tyson has has never hidden his admiration for Anthony Joshua and his attributes but reckons that unless he can learn to punch faster than Fury, Fury will claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO from him.
Tyson said “I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive. He’s not going to be able to hit him.
“I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. And if he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder he’s not going to f***ing touch this guy.
“That’s just what I see. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble.”
About the fight, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn while speaking last week said this about the fight which venue has not been picked:
“I had an approach, not from the Middle East, but it was the most bizarre approach.
“I can’t say who it was but it was from a very wealthy individual and he wants to do something very special. We’ve had 20 approaches for this fight but you know which ones are serious.
“But this one was just well out there. And it’s a realistic option, money is not an issue with this guy. Commercially it’s a bit strange, but it’s not about that. It’s a trophy asset to say… ‘this is the biggest event in the world’”.