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Dubois backing Fury to beat Joshua

Having sparred both current rulers of the heavyweight division, British contender Daniel Dubois is backing Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua if the pair meet in a unification showdown next year.

Both men have agreed terms in principle for a two-fight deal, with Eddie Hearn recently claiming that talks are now underway to finalise a mega-fight between the pair for May 2021. 

Dubois shared a brief round with ‘The Gypsy King’ while he was inactive and debating a comeback, but reveals that the WBC champion was ‘as slippery as he looks’. 

“Fury at the moment. His skill and his know-how, coupled with his confidence, should beat Joshua. But it will be a really good fight. I wouldn’t be surprised if it went the other way and Joshua won,” Dubois said to Sport Bible.

“He [Fury] jumped in for one round with me in Bolton, just before I turned pro. I was sparring his cousin Hughie and we did a round together. He was really overweight back then, so it was just quick. He’s just as slippery as he looks though. He’s a masterful boxer – he’s learned his craft well.”