Deontay Wilder’s Coach Not Ruling Out Anthony Joshua Upsetting Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder’s coach Malik Scott believes Anthony Joshua has the tools to beat Tyson Fury and he wouldn’t be shocked if he pulled off the upset.

Wilder and Fury’s teams know each other well as they fought three times with Fury winning twice and the first being a draw. Since then, Fury beat Dillian Whyte while Wilder has not fought but is set to return against Robert Helenius.

Fury, meanwhile, is set to face Joshua on December 3 in Wales and for Scott, he believes Joshua can upset the champ.

“It’s a great time for AJ to take the Fury fight. I believe AJ is in a mindset that he has something to prove. He wants to get back up on the horse. He wants to go again. Tyson and him have always wanted to fight each other, the big question, is it really going to happen? I mean, nowadays we’re just in the place where there is so much business and people are so selfish and everyone wants to be greedy,” Scott said toΒ Fair Betting Sites. “But what I like the most and what you have to give AJ credit for is he said whatever deal that they’re offering. You have to respect that, absolutely. He said whatever deal they offer me, I’ll take. He believes he can beat Tyson Fury. I believe AJ believes he can beat Tyson Fury.”

Although not many people are giving Anthony Joshua much of a chance given he has lost two in a row to Oleksandr Usyk, Scott says he wouldn’t be shocked if the Brit pulled off the upset.

β€œIt’s a tough job for AJ but in my opinion, he has a pedigree, he has a gold medal, he has ability. AJ can punch, he’s a strong kid. He’s big. It can almost come across, when you think about all those attributes, like, hold up, this is Anthony Joshua. Let’s back up. How could he not win? I think personally the people who are giving him no shot at all are crazy. I think people who are giving AJ no shot at all – that’s blasphemous. I do not agree with that at all,” Scott said.

“Fury’s been on fire. He’s been smoking everybody. Yeah, but he’s also more vulnerable than he’s ever been. Fury also gives you an opportunity to hit him more than he ever did too, and in the heavyweight division, I just can’t have full confidence in someone that gives you an opportunity to hit them, I just can’t do that. He said it himself, he’s very vulnerable. He’s very vulnerable as a fighter. But that’s what makes him exciting as well,” Scott concluded.

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