Tyson Fury gave a very concerning breakdown for Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion is expected to defend his belts against the former undisputed cruiserweight king on Saturday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the WBC title holder will be a keen observer.
Joshua recently predicted that Deontay Wilder would take out Fury when they next meet on October 9, live on talkSPORT.
Fury reacted to BoxingScene: “I really don’t do much with it.
“These guys are my rivals, so I expect them to want to beat me, of course. I am a one man army. They all want to beat me.
“I’m the only undefeated champion left. So it’s like, ‘Oh, gang up on me, and let’s try to get him to lose too.’
“I think he has more on his plate, though, than thinking about what I’m going to do in my fight.
“He has to win his own fight and we’ll see what happens with his fight on Saturday, because I’m not convinced he’s going to win either.”
Giving his breakdown of the fight, Fury continued, “I expect AJ to try boxing a little more because of this new way he boxes now and uses his jab.
“He knows he doesn’t have the stamina to fight someone under sustained pressure, and keep it up, because he gasps after about three rounds and then he has to take out three or four rounds.
“So he couldn’t do that against Usyk because Usyk will be on top of him all the time, making him fight.”
“So I expect it to be awkward, maybe a bit of a chess match for a few rounds. And I expect AJ to run out of ideas, really.
“If he doesn’t land on him early and get him out of there with big punches, then I see it will be a tough night for AJ and maybe even a stoppage loss…”
“I think it’s a real pick ’em fight.
“I can do a lot of reasons why AJ would lose this fight and Usyk would win.
“One is that he’s a great southpaw and he’s awkward and a skillful boxer.
“I think he hits harder than people think.
“But that’s not how hard you hit – you just have to keep hitting that target and sooner or later the great bodybuilder will crumble at the seams, like a cheap old pillow, falling apart, all the time. pieces fall off this.
“And he runs out of ideas pretty quickly, too, Joshua.” It’s a one-ride pony.
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