AJ: “I’d KO Fury, Outbox Wilder”
If Anthony Joshua gets past Jarrell Miller on June 1st, the unified heavyweight champion is confident that he can shut the mouths of WBC champion Deontay Wilder and former lineal champion Tyson Fury.
“Fury, I’m just going to knock him out. No nonsense, none of this jab-for-jab nonsense. Just work him, work him, work him. With Wilder, I can outbox Wilder. No problem. Fury’s a bit more elusive, so I have to just kind of pin him down a bit more, then do what I want to do,” Joshua told The New York Times about a hypothetical fight between the he and the two other top heavyweights.
When it comes to Miller, who tried to throw Joshua off his game at Saturday’s press conference, Joshua has a simple gameplan for his debut at Madison Square Garden.
“Just beat him up. There’s no real complicated stuff when it come to boxing. Just. Beat. Him. Up. You hit them hard, and you earn their respect. What happens is, their spirit is like 100 percent, then you’ve got to take them down to 80, to 60, to 40, to 20, until they got nothing left. And then — if he stays in there — it’s how much heart he has,” Joshua said.
“Yeah, he’s a big guy. It’s a bigger target. He’s obviously going to be firing back, so I have to be on my A game.”
Initial Report: New York Times