Tony Bellew has given his take on the potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight. The former champion said Joshua can knockout Fury but claimed that he would have to do so in the first half of the fight. He even explained why ‘AJ’ can knock him out.
The Joshua-Fury fight is the one that is on everyone’s lips at the moment. A two-fight deal between the pair is closer than ever, and fighters have been getting their predictions in. Bellew is going against popular opinion with his prediction.
In a conversation with iFL TV on YouTube, the scouser referenced the Klitschko fight and said that Joshua is the only one who can beat Fury because of his ability to finish a fight. “Imagine if Anthony Joshua drops you like that in that twelfth round, do you really think you’re going to be able to carry on. We seen what he done with Klitschko when he dropped him later on in the round,” said Bellew.
He then explained the difference between Joshua and Fury. “He goes and finds a way to get rid of you. That’s the difference I see.”
However, despite the Klitschko reference, we’re not sure many will agree with the Brit.
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Tony Bellew says Anthony Joshua has to get the job done in the first 6 rounds
The former champion explained how ‘AJ’ would land a big shot because of his technical and physical ability. However, he said multiple times that Joshua has to finish it within the first six rounds.
This is because, after round 6, Fury gets into a rhythm and starts picking you apart. We could see that with Deontay Wilder and all his other fights. Thus, Bellew explains that if ‘AJ’ is to win, he has to go for the early knockout.
Despite this, he is confident in the Londoner’s ability to get the early knockout. Which again is something that the majority will disagree with. Only time will tell if Bellew has got his prediction spot on.
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