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Hughie Fury gives his honest opinion on Anthony Joshua after Povetkin victory

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Anthony Joshua took his professional record to 22-0-0 on Saturday evening.

The IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight champion defeated Alexander Povetkin at Wembley courtesy of a seventh-round knockout.

Joshua struggled in the opening rounds, but came into his own in the latter stages of the fight and finished it in spectacular style.

Joshua's resume is beginning to look mighty impressive, with Povetkin, Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker and Wladimir Klitschko all defeated by the Olympic champion.

It now remains to be seen which high-profile name will meet Joshua in April to be potentially added to the list.

Deontay Wilder is the front-runner, while a rematch against Whyte is also in the making.

A fight with Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen for some time, but what about his up-and-coming cousin, Hughie?

He recently beat Sam Sexton to claim the British heavyweight title and is jetting off to Bulgaria on October 27 to fight Kubrat Pulev in an IBF eliminator.

It's a brave move and Hughie has made some bold claims about Joshua's performance against Povetkin.

Joshua celebrates his victory over Povetkin

He told Express Sport: “It was interesting, [Joshua] is learning by his fights.

“I think he went in with the wrong strategy to be honest. He got caught early on and Povetkin stunned him a bit and it took Joshua a while to get back in the fight.

“But I knew the longer it went on that it would work in Joshua’s favour. Joshua can definitely use his jab and he’s learning by his fights.

“But while I was watching that fight I was just rubbing my hands together and saying: ‘I hope I get that fight soon.’"

Joshua after his knockout

Some brave words and the 24-year-old also believes he is AJ's "worst nightmare".

“I think I’m his worst nightmare, definitely," he added. "Styles makes fights and Joshua - I can’t take anything away, he’s doing good - but I do believe that my style is his worst nightmare.

“I don’t like giving too much away but I believe my style, my boxing is too much for Joshua.

“I’m not afraid of fighting anyone - my main concern now is getting past Pulev and whatever fight comes past then, I’ll take care of.

Hughie in action vs Joseph Parker

“But Joshua is the fight I want, and I won’t stop until I get it.”

He has a long way to go but the way Hughie's career is going, it looks likely that he'll be a challenger in the foreseeable future.

Topics:
Joseph Parker
Hughie Fury
Wladimir Klitschko
Kubrat Pulev
Dillian Whyte
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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