Boxing legend George Foreman isn’t sold on Anthony Joshua’s chances against Tyson Fury.
Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion, while Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold. The two have signed on the dotted line for two fights. Despite this, Fury doesn’t think the bout is anywhere near close to becoming a reality.
When the two titans eventually collide, Foreman doesn’t feel Joshua has an avenue to victory. Here’s what the former heavyweight champion told iFL TV (via BoxingScene.com).
“That boy Tyson Fury, you’re going to have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him. And I’m going to be honest with you, I just cannot see Joshua beating him. But I sure would buy some tickets to see what would happen, I’m that curious about it.
“But that Tyson Fury man, woooh, Fury – I mean, how did he get the name?”
Joshua has only suffered one loss in his pro boxing career. The defeat was against Andy Ruiz back in June 2019 via TKO in the seventh round. Joshua later avenged that loss, scoring a unanimous decision victory in the rematch.
As for Fury, he is undefeated in his pro boxing career. “The Gypsy King” is 30-0-1 with the one draw coming against Deontay Wilder. In his rematch with Wilder, Fury scored a TKO finish to lay claim to his current world championships.
There isn’t a date or location set for Joshua vs. Fury. Mike Coppinger of The Athletic has reported that the holdup is in securing a site in the Middle East that’ll generate over $100 million.