- Mike Tyson has expressed concerns for Anthony Joshua ahead of undisputed fight with Fury
- AJ and Tyson Fury have put pen to paper for a two-bout contract with first taking place this summer
- Iron Mike claims if Fury could survive Wilder fast punches, then Joshua might be in trouble
Ahead of the ‘undisputed’ boxing heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, legendary retired boxer Mike Tyson has expressed fears for the Nigerian-British.
AJ and Fury have signed a two-bout contract with the first hopefully taking place this summer and now boxing legend Mike Tyson has given his view.
According to Iron Mike Tyson, Fury is way too elusive for the Nigeria descent as he expressed worry ahead of the fight.
Though when the pair do meet, heavyweight legend Tyson believes Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder last February gives the Gypsy King an advantage. He said via Daily Star:
“I f****** love Joshua, but I think Tyson is too elusive," Tyson told Haute Living. "He's not going to be able to hit him.
"I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn't punch faster than Wilder.
“And if he doesn't punch faster than Wilder he's not going to f****** touch this guy.
"That's just what I see. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder's fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble."
There 89-year-old disclosed that there are no issues between both parties left to be resolved in the negotiations.
The battle between the two British heavyweights has been slated to hold in 2021 and Asia has been tagged to be the venue of the two-fight contract reportedly agreed.
Arum has claimed Fury and Joshua are signing their respective deals and an announcement is set to be made soon.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Evander Holyfield has revealed that there would be a fight between himself and his old rival Mike Tyson for the third tie in 2021.
The Real Deal recorded two victories in their first two fights in the 90's including the bitting incident that ended in disqualification during their second clash.
A trilogy is now on the cards as they were close to signing a deal in 2020 only for it to collapse as Tyson faced Roy Jones Jr.
The Baddest Man on the Planet was held to draw by Jones in their exhibition fight in 2002 and Iron Mike is looking to step into the squared circle again in 2021.
Babajide Orevba is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba