Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison has sent a warning to heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua by claiming the world champion could find himself 'knocked clean-out' by Fury's 'underrated power' in a potential future bout.
Speculation surrounding whether the pair will meet in the ring has continued into 2018 with many critics are viewing the fight as a potential boxer vs puncher battle.
There have been various social media blows between the pair, including when 28-year-old Joshua told his compatriot to 'get fit you fat f***' on Twitter in November 2017.
Fury now appears to be fully readying himself for a return to the ring, amid calls to improve his fitness, having not fought since his 2015 clash with Wladimir Klitschko
The one-time WBO, IBO and WBA title winner's new coach Davison, however, is defiant that a fully-fit Fury can prove to be a hazardous opponent for anyone at the elite level.
"One thing that's underrated about Tyson is his power," he told ESPN.
"His style in certain fights has been to box, minimise risks by not holding his feet and not drive through the shots but if he needs to and hits any heavyweight on the chin flush, he'll knock them clean out
"Tyson Fury has too much skill and too much altogether for Anthony Joshua. I've worked with other heavyweights and although I'm young, I've worked at a high level in boxing for a long time.
"Anyone who comes in against Fury and thinks they can make it a certain type of fight, they'll find they're mistaken. He's just got too much.
"Joshua is a big man. He's got height, weight, can punch and can box a bit. He's a dangerous man and a threat. He showed he's got heart but whatever he comes and throws at Tyson, Tyson will have an answer for."
Before that heavyweight blockbuster takes place, however, Joshua looks set to fight New Zealander Joseph Parker as talks are in an advanced stage with the WBO Champion.
A Fury-Joshua bout would be a compelling watch, not only because it would mark the enigmatic heavyweight's return to the ring, but also because the pair both have undefeated boxing records.News Now - Sport News