Mike Tyson Says Tyson Fury’s ‘Too Elusive’ For Anthony Joshua
From Lennox Lewis to David Haye, the British heavyweights have historically remained the center of attention in boxing’s elite division, with them dominating the scene for the most part in the last two decades.
And continuing that legacy are two of the top heavyweights of the modern era: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The two have been linked to fighting each other several times in the past but the scuffle never came to reality.
But it seems like the momentum for the all-British heavyweight showdown has started to build again.
But the 33-year-old Fury has put one condition that needs to be fulfilled before he can let his hands go off on Joshua – it should be free for people to enter the arena to see them fight and free-to-air television.
“I swear to God I hope he wins the fight against Usyk so I can come out of retirement and fight him for free,” Fury previously said.
“However, the terms are this: I want it at Wembley Stadium, I want it free to enter and I want it free-to-air television in this country.”
With this announcement, many legends and experts have lauded Fury’s terms and weighed their opinions on this potential showdown. Among them is the most feared heavyweight of all time, Mike Tyson who in an interview with Fight Hype TV gave his input on this prospective matchup.
“You know I love Joshua but I think Tyson’s too elusive and he’s [Joshua] not gonna hit him.”
Tyson believes that Joshua’s lack of speed and a fragile chin could prove to be his downfall if he ever meets Fury in the ring.
“Listen we’re keeping it honest right, I like Joshua a lot right, maybe he punches harder than Wilder – but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder.”
“If he doesn’t punch faster than a Wilder he’s not going to f— touch this guy and that’s just what I see.”
“He [Joshua] punches hard but he doesn’t punch fast, if Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches – Joshua might be in trouble.”
Fury (32-0,1, 23 KOs) who scored an emphatic knockout over his countryman, Dillian Whyte earlier this year, decided to hang up his gloves irrevocably after the fight.
But Gypsy King’s latest social media activity indicates that there is still a possibility of him fighting his peer in the near future.
Joshua is due to face Oleksandr Usyk on August 20 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as he bids to win his titles back from the Ukrainian.