Klitschko predicts Anthony Joshua can beat Tyson Fury ‘hands down’Wladimir Klitschko, the ex- WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, retired with a record of 64-5-53 KO, after successive defeats to Joshua and Fury. After having spent quite some time in the ring and sharing it with both the men, he is in a good position to be the judge of which man would emerge victorious, if this fight were to get made. Klitschko had firm belief on Joshua’s ability to beat Fury.
Klitschko told The Sunday Times that the winner would, ‘hands down’ be Joshua. He believes Joshua is a complete fighter whether it is his size, weight or power and he believes Joshua is also a much better learner. Klitschko thinks Furry, like a lot of people in boxing, has no discipline and to be successful consistently, there needs to be discipline in a boxer that he found lacking in Furry. He continued to say that even motivation comes second to discipline for a boxer.
Fury has his first fight scheduled for June 9 against an unknown competitor, having defeated Klitschko two-and-a-half years prior to it. Although he is hinting at a fight against Joshua in the near future, it doesn’t seem probable in the most immediate. On the contrary, Joshua is hoping for a unification fight in opposition to WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who is making a counteroffer for a blockbuster world title bout. But Klitschko believes that Wilder’s swift and untraditional boxing style might be a threat to Joshua.
While talking about the same fight, Klitschko said that this could be a dangerous one for Joshua. He believes so for the reasons that Wilder has ‘something’. He doesn’t believe that Joshua would not win, he thinks due the Wilder’s weight, he is very swift. That together with his power to land good punches and an unorthodox technique, he can really surprise his opponent. Klitschko believes Joshua to be a better all-rounder who has abilities superior to Wilder, but Wilder’s speed and height have a competitive edge over Joshua. Joshua’s discipline and strength can help him against Wilder, but the WBC champion can land punches extremely fast, without giving the opponent much time to recover. And even though there might not be a lot of strength in those punches, they can turn the fight on his side, depending on the mood of the fighters.
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