Wladimir Klitschko will beat Tyson Fury, says Anthony Joshua
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it doesn’t look like No.1 WBO Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) will be beating 39-year-old IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) in their fight on October 24th at the ESPRIT Arena in Dussedorf, Germany.
British heavyweight Anthony Joshua is writing off the 6’9” Fury as not having the experience and just plain not being good enough to get the job done when he gets inside the ring with the 6’6” Klitschko. Fury, 26, is a lot younger than Wladimir, but his youth and inability to punch appears to be too much of a handicap for him to win this fight.
“Yeah, I believe so for sure,” Joshua said in response to a question whether he believes Wladimir will beat Fury. “There are levels in boxing,” Joshua said to Soccer Am via skysports.com.
When asked who he’d prefer to fight between Klitschko and Fury, Joshua said “Probably Tyson Fury. It would be a massive fight and it would be great for Great Britain as well. He’s not ax experienced as Klitschko, and he’s an Olympic champion and he’s been champion for 10 years as a professional. Me and Fury would love a proper, proper dust up,” Joshua said.
I have to agree with Joshua. Fury just doesn’t have the experience to beat Klitschko, and besides that he’s not on his level. All you got to do is look at Fury’s awful resume which is littered with 2nd and 3rd tier heavyweights as far as the eye can see.
Sadly, the only recognizable name on the list is Steve Cunningham, the former IBF cruiserweight champion. Cunningham is not an elite heavyweight, and yet he came close to knocking Fury out in their fight in 2013. The smallish Cunningham dropped Fury on his backside and had him holding on to keep from getting knocked out after he got back to his feet. Fury still hasn’t faced a heavyweight with even a shred of talent or punching power.
The fact that Fury hasn’t faced a puncher yet is really telling because it shows that he’s been matched carefully. You have to ask the basic question about why Fury hasn’t fought the likes of Deontay Wilder, Alexander Povetkin, Alexander Ustinov, Lucas Browne, Chris Arreola, Bryant Jennings, Kubrat Pulev, Carlos Takam, or Dillian Whyte by this point in his career.
Heck, Fury hasn’t even fought some of the fringe level guys like Mike Perez. I would have been happy just to see Fury fight someone like Erkan Teper so that he could at least have earned his title shot against Klitschko instead of getting the title fight the easy way by beating domestic level fighter Dereck Chisora by a 10th round stoppage, and beating guys like Martin Rogan. Like I said, Fury’s resume is just a litter box of mediocrity.
Fury’s been matched like a 2-fight novice throughout his career rather than a heavyweight contender, and you have ask yourself why? I mean, why has Fury not faced any of the talents in the division? I think I have a sinking suspicion because he would have been exposed, beaten, battered and wouldn’t be in the position he is today in getting a nice little payday fight against Wladimir. All I can say is Fury better enjoy his fight against Klitschko because I think it might be his last world title shot for a long, long time.
Fury’s lack of punching power will of course be his undoing against Klitschko. When Fury starts slapping with his shots in this fight, Wladimir is going to be braining him with shots to the head in response. If Fury doesn’t back off and go into the survival mode for the remainder of the fight, I can see Fury getting pole-axed by one of Wladimir’s left hooks and left on the canvas like a big wet noodle lying there for all to see. There would be no point in Fury getting up because if he does he’ll just get flattened again. I hope for Fury’s sake that his trainer does the sensible thing and tosses the white towel in the first thing after Fury gets dropped on the canvas. Believe me, if Fury gets back to his feet and tries to continue, Wladimir will quickly put him out of his misery straightaway.
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