Retired flyweight legend ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed believes Tyson Fury would beat Anthony Joshua even easier than he beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch. ‘The Gypsy King’ dethroned long-reigning WBC heavyweight champion Wilder earlier this year. Fury dominated the fight from the opening bell in their eagerly anticipated rematch, picking up a seventh-round TKO win after knocking Wilder down on several occasions.
Speaking on the heavyweight podcast Hamed expressed his belief that Fury would beat Joshua even easier than he did beat Wilder, he said.
“What he [Fury] has done has been phenomenal. I am looking forward to Tyson vs Joshua and I do believe that Tyson is too fast and too slick. I think that’s maybe an easier fight than the Wilder one – and the Wilder one was very easy.”
Speculation has been mounting about a potential all-British heavyweight undisputed fight between three belt holder Joshua and Fury. Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren, who co-promotes Fury was keen to put an end to those rumours while speaking with Talk Sport, he said.
“We haven’t spoken to them. You’ve got to deal with the facts and Tyson has a contractual agreement with Deontay Wilder, and Pulev has signed on to fight AJ. There’s been all these stories about negotiations going on, but there hasn’t been any because there’s nothing to negotiate. No offers have been made from either camp.”
“All the parties concerned have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with one of the countries – but we can’t talk about that. There’s no offer forthcoming from them, nor indeed from any other people that we’ve spoken to thus far. Until you actually know what the offer is, how can you negotiate?” (H/T Boxing Scene)
Do you agree with ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed? Will Tyson Fury easily beat Anthony Joshua when they finally fight?