Tyson Fury: I’m going to Smash Anthony Joshua
By Charles Brun: A motivated-looking Tyson Fury took to social media on Thursday to say that he spoke to his trainer Sugar Hill Steward and he feels he’s going to “smash” Anthony Joshua in the first of their two-fight deal, which could take place in May or June.
The agitated look about Fury could be a sign that he’s nervous, and not thinking clearly ahead of his fight with Joshua. It’s possible that the nerves are already getting to ‘Gypsy King’ from taking on one of the best heavyweights on the planet.
A potential problem for Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is the ring rust that he’ll have combine into the clash with AJ.
Fury, 32, hasn’t fought since his seventh-round knock out win over former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in February 2020, and he may not be sharp. Joshua(24-1, 22 KOs) will have an edge in preparation having fought last December against Kubrat Pulev.
Fury is going to need to be at his best for him to beat a fighter of AJ’s class, and it probably won’t work if his game plan is to mug him, rough him up with rabbit punches and such.
Is Fury showing nerves?
“I just got off the phone with [trainer] Sugar Hill Steward in America. We’re going to smash AJ,” said ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury on Twitter in predicting a blowout win over Anthony Joshua. “One round, two rounds, three rounds, done. I can’t wait.”
That kind of a primitive fighting style worked for Fury against Wilder, but he had big 40+ pound weight advantage. Also, Fury had surprised Wilder when he came out throwing rabbit punches from the start.
Wilder wasn’t ready for that type of punch, and he was helpless to stop it. Over and over, Fury clubbed Wilder with the shots to the back of the head and there was nothing the 6’7″ Bronze Bomber could do about it.
Whatever chance Wilder had of winning the contest, it was over after he was hurt by a shot behind the head in the third round. From that moment on, Wilder’s legs were gone, and he was wobbling all around the ring.
Fury had the perfect punch to hurt Wilder/ Without the referee stepping in to penalize the ‘Gypsy King’ to get him to stop throwing the rabbit shots, Deontay had no chance.
Fury had the perfect game plan
In some ways, the fight reminded Charles Brun of the first fight between Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson in 1959.
Johansson had studied Patterson, and he came up with the perfect punch to hurt him with his right-hands.
Patterson ended up getting dropped seven times by Johansson en route to losing by a third-round knockout.
Fury did the same thing in coming up with a punch that he was able to hurt Wilder with and then using it repeatedly to batter him.
Patterson made adjustments in his game and was able to easily beat his Swedish opponent Johansson in their second and third fights.
If there ever is a third fight between Wilder and Fury, the American will need to take away the rabbit punches that Tyson throws if he’s to have any chance of getting the victory.
Fury has said recently that he won’t fight Wilder again, so it looks their rivalry is finished.
WE ARE GOING TO SMASH AJ!!!! pic.twitter.com/nzn4LNuQcQ
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 21, 2021
Hearn still working on Joshua vs. Fury deal
“We have an agreement with this two-fight deal that we’ve had for some time,” said Eddie Hearn to Sky Sports on the Joshua vs. Fury two-fight deal for 2021.
“We’re now papering the fight in terms of the contract for the fight, and we’re now looking to to to the various sites that have made offers.
“All I want to tell you is we’re on track. I don’t see anything derailing it,” said Hearn.
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