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Tyson Fury destroys Anthony Joshua’s opponents summary ahead of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight and claims Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev were all old when he beat them

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Tyson Fury launched an attack on Anthony Joshua’s boxing record ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk next week.

The WBC heavyweight champion has criticized his rival, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, insisting that his CV is not as strong as it looks.

Fury dethroned Klitschko despite being a huge underdog, ending his long reign as champion
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Tyson Fury destroys Anthony Joshua’s opponents summary ahead of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight and claims Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev were all old when he beat them
Joshua was floored by Klitschko, but recovered to win by KO
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Many are starting to suggest that, if he beats Usyk, AJ will outperform Fury in terms of opponents’ CVs.

Some believe this has already happened.

However, Fury is clearly convinced that his victories over Deontay Wilder and a younger version of Wladimir Klitschko position him ahead of Joshua.

Discussing the state of boxing, Fury told The Overlap, “I think the best boxers end up fighting, but that’s not going to happen when everyone calls him out.

Tyson Fury destroys Anthony Joshua’s opponents summary ahead of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight and claims Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev were all old when he beat them
Alexander Povetkin is perhaps Joshua’s most underrated win – Russian knockout Dillian Whyte two years after being stopped by AJ
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Top 10 in talkSPORT.com’s combined ranking of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s best wins

1. Fury against Klitschko (2015)

2. AJ v Klitschko (2017)

3. Fury Against Wilder (2020)

4. AJ vs. Povetkin (2018)

5. AJ vs. Ruiz Jr (2019)

6. AJ vs. Whyte (2015)

7. AJ vs. Parker (2018)

8. AJ vs. Pulev (2020)

9. Fury Against Wallin (2019)

10. Fury Against Chisora ​​(2014)

“It only happens when let’s say one boxer is on the slide and another is in the prime of his life.

“Then you make them want to fight.

“But you very rarely get two top fighters going against each other.

“Because one of them is always a little afraid of losing. “

Tyson Fury destroys Anthony Joshua’s opponents summary ahead of Oleksandr Usyk’s fight and claims Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev were all old when he beat them
Fury knocked down Wilder twice and stopped him in the seventh round of their rematch
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He then focused on AJ and added, “Anthony Joshua didn’t fight any heavyweight in his prime.

“He fought Wladimir Klitschko at 42, Kubrat Pulev 40-odd, Alexander Povetkin 40-odd.

“They are all former good men, in the early 2000s, at the end of the 2000s, but not by 2020.

“They were good men 10 years ago.”

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