Anthony Joshua has revealed how he would prepare for a fight with long term rival Tyson Fury, and admitted plenty of preparation would be needed for Fury if he was to emerge victorious.
Joshua said he would study heavyweight fights of the past, look into Fury’s coach Sugar Hill Steward’s earlier gameplans as well as researching the mental aspect of ‘The Gypsy King’ all in an attempt to gain the upper hand in the fight, should it ever get made.
Speaking this week on a special feature on British GQ’s YouTube channel, Joshua said:
“How do I prepare for Tyson Fury? I go back in history and watch other heavyweights that have fought taller opponents, opponents that are elusive. I’ll also watch Tyson Fury’s coach and see how he trains his fighters and I’ll also watch Tyson Fury from a mental standpoint and understand where he’s weak mentally.”
I’ll combine it all together and go in there and give it my best – and I’m sure that should be enough.”
Joshua and Fury’s teams were in talks earlier this year about a winter meeting, however fans hopes were dashed once again after negotiations began to publicly break down and Fury announced he would be fighting Derek Chisora instead.
Confidence amongst the boxing public that the generational domestic fight will ever get made seems to be at an all time low, and Fury said in a recent interview that it would ‘never’ happen.
However, fans would be wise to take the WBC world champion’s words with a pinch of salt, as a couple of weeks prior he stated he wouldn’t be satisfied with his career should a fight with ‘AJ’ never materialise.