Evander Holyfield Backs Anthony Joshua in Potential Clash with Tyson Fury
American boxing legend Evander Holyfield has expressed his belief that British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua possesses the skills and attributes needed to defeat his major British rival, Tyson Fury.
The ongoing negotiations between the management of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua for a British heavyweight bout have faced numerous challenges, with no agreement reached thus far.
Tyson Fury’s Earlier Claims
Tyson Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion, had previously stated that he wouldn’t seek a fight with Joshua again, suggesting that the Nigerian-born boxer might be hesitant to face him in the ring.
Evander Holyfield, who is widely regarded as the third-best boxer of all time, recently shared his perspective on the potential bout.
He asserted that Anthony Joshua has the capability to knock out Tyson Fury, emphasizing that Joshua’s physical attributes, particularly his height, make him a formidable opponent for the Briton heavyweight.
A Clash of Titans
In Holyfield’s assessment, the height and strength of both fighters level the playing field, making it a battle of speed and strength.
He believes that this style of matchup favors Anthony Joshua, but until the fight materializes, it remains a matter of speculation.
A Glimpse into the Past
Notably, the closest encounter between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury occurred in 2010 during a sparring session at Joshua’s training facility in Finchley.
Joshua left an impression by stunning Fury with an uppercut.
George Foreman’s Perspective
Another legendary figure in the world of boxing, power-hitting icon George Foreman, also shared his thoughts on the potential clash.
Foreman expressed a strong desire to witness a boxing bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury before his involvement in the sport concludes.
Foreman’s Endorsement of Joshua
Foreman echoed Holyfield’s sentiment, stating that only Anthony Joshua possesses the qualities required to give Tyson Fury a formidable challenge in the ring.
He praised Fury as the best current boxer but emphasized that Joshua has what it takes to provide a tough fight.
Foreman also commended Fury’s abilities, suggesting that he would have excelled in any era of boxing.
A Thrilling Prospect
Both Evander Holyfield and George Foreman’s perspectives contribute to the anticipation and excitement surrounding a potential clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Boxing enthusiasts eagerly await the realization of this highly anticipated showdown, which could redefine the heavyweight division.