Carl Froch: Anthony Joshua Can’t Outbox Tyson Fury
Carl Froch isn’t sold on Anthony Joshua’s chances against Tyson Fury if he attempts to outbox him.
There is a ton of steam behind a potential heavyweight title unification bout between Joshua and Fury. “AJ” is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fury holds the WBC gold.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Froch gave his take on how Joshua vs. Fury would go. Froch said Joshua must utilize his punching power because he feels “AJ” can’t outmatch “The Gypsy King” on a technical level.
“I think the only way that Anthony Joshua can win this fight is by stoppage. He can’t outbox Fury, who is too good at range. He throws punches from all angles and he’s so awkward.
“But Joshua is an Olympic gold medallist with strong fundamentals and he’s got combination punches with real aggression. If he produces the same finishing instinct that he’s shown in past fights, then he can beat Fury. AJ can get him out of there, I think he can, because you saw bursts of his aggression in the Kubrat Pulev fight. If AJ maintains that, there’s a chance he could stop him, but the problem is, if he doesn’t stop Fury then he’s going to lose on points.”
Joshua is coming off a successful title defense over Kubrat Pulev. He scored the ninth-round knockout victory. Fury’s last bout took place back in February, scoring a seventh-round TKO win over Deontay Wilder. Fury became the first boxer to hand Wilder a pro loss.