Bellew backs Joshua to come out on top of potential fight with Fury

‘His style will be all wrong for Tyson Fury’: Tony Bellew backs Anthony Joshua to come out on top of potential heavyweight unification battle with the Gypsy King

  • Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in emphatic fashion to claim the WBC title
  • There has been talk of a future unification bout with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua
  • A trilogy fight with the Bronze Bomber is also potentially on the cards 
  • Tony Bellew says he would fancy Joshua to beat the Gypsy King if they do fight 

Tony Bellew has claimed that Anthony Joshua would reign supreme if he was to face Tyson Fury in a dream heavyweight unification bout.

The Gypsy King secured an emphatic seventh-round stoppage victory over Deontay Wilder to lift the WBC world title belt, and boxing fans are now craving a heavyweight unification match between Fury and Joshua. 

While Fury remains undefeated after his latest win, former WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew believes he would struggle with Joshua’s style of boxing if the two were to square off. 

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in their much-anticipated rematch with a seventh-round win

Tony Bellew says he would fancy Joshua to beat Fury in a heavyweight unification bout

Bellew told Sky Sports programme Soccer AM on Saturday: ‘It’s an amazing match up. I still believe styles make fights and everyone’s going to say to me “boo, you’re sticking by Matchroom”. I just think AJ’s style will be all wrong for Tyson Fury.

‘I believe that because Wilder has the bigger punch than AJ, but Wilder is not technically good enough to put Fury in a position to nail him and that’s why he couldn’t land on the night.

‘Anthony Joshua is technically good enough, you’re talking about an Olympic gold medallist, a guy who is technically and fundamentally is good, he does have speed, he’s a brilliant athlete, he functions the right way. 

‘I just feel that he would get to Fury. Don’t get me wrong it would have to be within six rounds because anyone who goes past six rounds with someone like Fury you’ve lost. The guy’s such an immense boxer, he can adapt in fights, he’s versatile and he’s just an amazing fighter.

‘It’s a fight we all want to see and we have to see because if boxing’s going to remain one of the premier sports in the world we need to see the best face the best.’

Ever since’s Fury’s victory over Wilder, rumours of a potential bout with Joshua have been rife with fans clamouring for a long-anticipated unification bout.

Fans are now craving for Fury to go up against Anthony Joshua in a dream unification fight

However a third fight with the Bronze Bomber appears to be the most likely option, given the American’s plans to exercise his rematch clause. 

‘We will rise again. We will regain the title. I will be back. We will hold our heads up high,’ Wilder said on a video published on his Twitter account.

‘Your king is in great spirit and we will rise like a phoenix from the ashes and regain the title. I will see you in a few months.’

Wilder is expected to exercise his rematch clause after the towel was thrown in their last bout

Despite Wilder’s intentions for a rematch, Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said that the 34-year-old could step aside to allow Fury to take on Joshua beforehand.

Bellew added the fight between the two Brits has to happen ‘sooner rather than later’.

He said: ‘It’s just too big of a fight not to happen. Great Britain has got two of the best heavyweights in the world, they own four of the belts. 

‘Everyone’s going to have their opinion of who’s No 1 and who’s not. I don’t care who you want to label as No 1 and No 2, the main thing is we just want to see them fight.’

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