Mike Tyson’s thoughts on a potential match up between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have emerged, and he believes Joshua could be in for a tough night if he ever faces ‘The Gypsy King.’
As of yet, the mammoth all British dust up as failed to materialise, despite numerous attempts to get the fight on over the past few years.
In an interview with The Mac Life that has resurfaced, ‘Iron Mike’ admitted Joshua “might be in trouble” should he share the ring with WBC world champion Fury.
“I love Joshua, but I think Tyson’s too elusive – he’s not going to hit him.
We’re keeping it honest right? I like Joshua a lot and maybe Joshua maybe punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. And if he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder, he’s not going to f***ing touch this guy.
That’s just what I see. He punches hard, but he doesn’t punch fast. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches then Joshua might be in trouble.”
It appears both Fury and Joshua are looking elsewhere for their next outings, with talk of ‘AJ’ facing Wilder and Fury taking on Oleksandr Usyk in an historic undisputed clash.
Skills Challenge Entertainment are remarkably looking to stage both fights on the same card in Saudi Arabia, in what would be one of the biggest nights in the history of the sport.
It remains unclear whether either man will have a fight in the interim however, with the Middle Eastern investors said not to be particularly keen on that idea.
In a hypothetical world where both men win those prospective fights, it would set the stage perfectly for a monster clash between Fury and Joshua in the first half of 2024.