Lee On Joshua: ‘I Think Tyson Would Beat Him In Eight Rounds’
As the rumors of an Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury undisputed heavyweight title fight heat up, several boxing entities are giving their opinion on the matter. Fury, the WBC, and lineal Heavyweight Champion, has a team that is extremely loyal to him. One of those members doesn’t see the fight going against Fury.
Andy Lee, who is one of the trainers of Fury, had very little to say when it came to the skills of Joshua. When it comes to some factors outside of the ring, Lee told Sky Sports he believes Fury reigns supreme.
“I think he’s (Joshua) still an improving fighter,” Lee stated. “I think he showed huge improvement to beat Andy Ruiz. I think a little bit of inexperience, and I think mentally, he’s not as strong as Tyson. Emmanuel always said, champions are built on the inside.”
In preparation for his rematch with Deontay Wilder in February, Fury parted ways with his original trainer. In the best shape of his career and clean, Fury chose to work with Lee, a former WBO Middleweight Champion who had 35 wins in a career that went from 2006-2017. Fury, who survived a twelfth-round knockout shot in the first fight, beat Wilder via TKO in the seventh round of their second fight.
During the bout, Fury went after Wilder, who was backing away each time. Attacking him with vicious shots, Fury was able to hurt Wilder. Lee believes that it would be deja vu when it came to Joshua.
“I think Tyson would beat him in eight rounds,” Lee went on to say. “I like Anthony Joshua, I think he’s a great fighter, and a great champion, but I think he’s a little bit inexperienced for years of fighting.
“I still think it’s a great fight, and a great match-up. It’s the only real match-up in the heavyweight division left for both guys, but I think Tyson wins in a similar fashion to what he did to Wilder.”
Wilder and Fury are scheduled to face off in a trilogy bout sometime in November or December. Lee, like most, would want to see the fresh matchup of Fury and Joshua. He sees the outcome of Wilder-Fury III going the same way as the second, making the other option ideal.
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