GiveMeSport, yesterday, asked you our readers to vote in a poll on our Facebook page on who would win in the hopefully impending bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and there’s a clear favourite.
62% of the vote went in favour of ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury, who coming off the back of an outstanding win against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder back in February, looks in great shape, with his home workout Instagram live videos as proof. Just don’t ask his kids about them.
Fury’s win over Wilder was nothing short of spectacular, the defending champion didn’t look like he ever had a chance, which I’m more than sure was only down to that walkout gear, seriously.
Fury stopped the fight in the seventh round and hardly looked like he’d been touched and it wasn’t long before Fury took the microphone off his unsuspecting interviewer and proceeded to blast out an acapella performance of ‘American Pie.’ Who wouldn’t want to back the guy?
Joshua, however, could be getting criminally overlooked here but only time will tell, as we wait for the momentous occasion when the pair square up in the ring.
Joshua completed his comeback story last year, after facing his first-ever professional fight loss to the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.
The British Olympian would get his rematch at the ‘Clash On The Dunes’ in Saudi Arabia, where he put on a boxing masterclass.
This wasn’t the AJ we’d seen before, looking to use his knockout power at any given opportunity, instead, he simply out-boxed Ruiz Jr, taking the fight to the distance and securing the win and regaining his heavyweight titles via unanimous decision.
Both fighters have fights billed for whenever possible after the coronavirus pandemic clears and they are given the green light to go ahead.
However, Bob Arum who is one of Tyson Fury’s promoters, is also AJ’s next opponent Kubrat Pulev’s promoter and is supposedly trying to get his fighter to walk away from the fight, in order for AJ and Fury to face off sooner.
Fury is also in a sticky situation, as Wilder has brought his clause for a third match-up with Fury to action, as he looks to prove himself after such a lacklustre performance against Fury in the second fight between the two.
In a perfect world, we would ideally be seeing Britain’s two best heavyweights square off in their next fight but that’s looking increasingly unlikely.
Hopefully next year we will get to see this much anticipated fight and get the real answer to who would walk away victorious.
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