Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce has weighed in again on a potential fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – and revealed he’s done a 180 on who he thinks wins.
Speaking to Talksport ahead of his clash with Joseph Parker on September 24th, Joyce admitted he had previously favoured Joshua in the would-be mega fight, but recent events have led to a switch in opinion.
“I originally thought AJ would do the business but I’m definitely favouring Fury.”
“Just because of his boxing ability. But I still think it’s a great fight and Joshua has a puncher’s chance, as always.”
‘The Juggernaut,’ who has sparred dozens of rounds with both men, stated he believed Joshua has the tools to have success and make the contest an exciting one, but that, ultimately, there are just too many weapons in the Fury arsenal.
“He [Joshua] has very damaging punching power and if he goes on the offensive, it will be a very exciting fight.”
“But it’s down to Fury. He can box on the back foot, he can switch. If he goes at him, he can stop Joshua.”
Earlier this week, AJ’s representatives revealed their man had accepted all the terms presented by Fury’s team for a showdown on December 3rd, with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff the provisional venue.
With one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport now seemingly on the cusp of being finalised, fans await news of official confirmation with baited breath.