Tyson Fury questions Anthony Joshua theory to shed the weight ahead of Andy Ruiz title fight

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With Anthony Joshua's next bout against Andy Ruiz Jr in the deserts of Saudi Arabia just months away, fans and boxing professionals alike are turning their attention to the world heavyweight fight. 

Unsurprisingly, Tyson Fury has offered his thoughts on the upcoming rematch and the previous shock defeat, in a way which is synonymous with his laughable, entertaining character.

It's become public knowledge that AJ is opting for a different approach this time round, as he's aimed to shed the pounds ahead of the crucial showdown. 

However, Fury believes that this possibly isn't the best approach for Joshua.

"I see he's lost a bit of weight and he's taken notice of what people have been saying, he's got too much muscle on him and all that - but really that can be taken out of context as well. 

"You can't change a bull into a race horse, it doesn't work like that. And a racehorse can't tow a wagon or a heavy load, doesnt work.

"So if you take that a big heavy horse and strip his muscle off and then put him in the same cart trying to pull that heavy load again, he's not going to manage it."

Throughout Joshua's career, the Watford-born fighter has been labelled as nothing more than a body builder by critics of the former heavyweight champion.

(Scroll to 10:50 in the below video to see Fury discuss AJ's new look)

Nonetheless, Joshua has revealed in previous interviews his willingness and desire to reclaim his lost belts and is therefore exploring different approaches in order to acquire them. 

Fury, on the other hand, believes this tranformation will be a long-winded process. 

"You can't do that in one camp, that takes a lifetime of practise. We saw Tony Bellew try to do it against (Oleksandr) Usyk. He tried copying my style, but after eight rounds, his legs went."

The Gypsy King is returning to the ring this weekend, facing off against Otto Wallin. His opponent is a Swedish boxer who currently sits fourth in the World Boxing Association's heavyweight rankings.

Nevertheless, he will be looking to record a routine victory, but keeping one eye towards the second bout of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury. 

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