Joshua has more tools to beat Fury – says Filip Hrgovic
By Charles Brun: Highly ranked heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic views champion Anthony Joshua as a more complete fighter than Tyson Fury. He believes he’ll win their unification fight this summer.
Joshua’s combination of power, combination punching, inside fighting ability, and quick feet makes him superior to Fury in Hrgovic’s view. AJ has almost every advantage in this fight you could think of, including conditioning.
Fury has again let himself go physically, putting a lot of weight since his victory over Deontay Wilder a year ago.
Since that win, Fury has been patting himself on the back over his achievement in defeating the former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) and not missing many meals.
Fury has gone way overboard, losing himself in reverie over the win over Deontay and failing to get off his backside to go back to work like normal folks.
The only thing that the 6’6″ unbeaten Hrgovic feels that Fury has going for him is his awkwardness, but that’s it. He’s slower, weaker, and less mobile than Joshua.
Joshua has more tools than Fury
“A lot of people are writing off Joshua and are giving Fury the advantage because of their last performances,” said Hrgovic to Sky Sports. “[They say] Joshua has slowed down.
“Joshua has more tools to beat him [Fury]. He is the bigger puncher, he throws more combinations, he is good with the jab and fast with his feet, he is better at inside-fighting,” said Hrgovic.
It’s plain to see that Joshua has way more tools in his arsenal to beat the 6’9″ Fury, and this fight could easier than AJ’s last against Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua is a much better athlete, and he’s kept himself in shape fight after fight.
Unlike Fury, Joshua hasn’t gone through the yo-yo weight gain/loss routine because he’s not slacked off and stuffed rich foods down his piehole to celebrate his victories.
You can argue that Fury has been his own worst enemy in the last six years of his career, letting himself go physically after fights, enjoying the adoration from his boxing fans following his wins.
Tyson Fury = bigger version of Ricky Hatton
Fury reminds this writer of a larger version of Ricky Hatton, a fighter whose career arguably ended prematurely due to his bad habit of letting his weight get out of control in between fights.
Hatton was able to get away with weight issues for a while, but eventually, it caught up to him in defeats against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Myaweather Jr, and Vyacheslav Senchenko.
“Fury has his awkward style, but that’s all he has,” continued Hrgovic. “Joshua is the more complete fighter.”It will be a huge fight. I can’t wait, like a fan, to see that. I hope they make an agreement soon.”
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