Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan believes that if Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua ever meet inside a ring, “The Gypsy King” will win with ease.
The two Brits are holding all 4 of the major belts in the world of boxing. Fury is the WBC king, while Joshua is the IBF, WBO and WBA champion.
It is by far the fight to be made in the last 20 years or so in the blue ribbon division, but we’ll have to wait at least until next year to see this happen.
It’s a pretty close fight on paper with both boxers having solid arguments in their favors, not according to Amir Khan though.
“In my opinion, I’ve always said that Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight in the division,” Khan told Fighthype.com.
“Also, with the skillset he has got, he beats anyone with power.
“What he did to Deontay Wilder, no one had expected that. If that same Fury goes into a fight with Anthony Joshua, it’s always going to be Fury winning that fight.
“I still favor him and I think it will be an easy win for him.”
Khan said that Fury’s slick, intelligent boxing style will prove to be too much for Joshua, whose style he labeled “robotic”.
“I feel AJ is more of a robotic style, which is similar to a Frank Bruno style, and he is very strong,” continued Khan.
“If AJ catches you, then he’s going to hurt you. But we have seen Fury being hit by the hardest hitter, which is Wilder, being put down and he got back up again.
“So I just feel that all day, going into that fight Fury wins. I think he has got everything on his side.”