Joshua Claims Fury Could Be Toughest Challenge

Since Tyson Fury’s layoff from the sport due to issues with drugs, alcohol and licensing issues, Anthony Joshua has risen to the top of the heavyweight division and claimed three world titles.

Joshua secured the biggest win of his career, and some say of 2017, when he stopped Klitschko in the eleventh round before a crowd of 90,000 fans back in April in Wembley.

Next month, the British Boxing Board of Control will hold a meeting, where they will render a decision regarding Fury’s request to reclaim his boxing license.

Joshua is targeting unification fights with WBO champion Joseph Parker and WBC champion Deontay Wilder for 2018, Joshua has publicly clamored for a fight with Fury. Yet, Joshua admits that a contest with Fury could end up being the most trickiest challenge, because of the awkward and unpredictable style of Tyson.

“I just think he’s awkward in the mind and he’s awkward in his style. Unpredictable. You just don’t know. He doesn’t have one significant style. He may move around the ring and try and steal the win, he may just jab the whole fight,” Joshua said, according to the New Zealand Herald.

“I’ve seen him fight guys like John McDermott years ago where he would just try and fight with you, Steve Cunningham where he tries to fight with him and he’s more vulnerable.”

“So I don’t know what style Fury will possess but he’s good because he can mix it up, he’s a man of many trades.”

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