War of phrases
In the newest version of the confrontation between heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua the Gypsy King labelled his fellow Brit a liar and challenged him to go for the knockout when the pair share a hoop later this yr.
The heavyweight champions are anticipated to meet earlier than the finish of 2021 in a unification combat to decide the one true ruler of the prime division. Talks between each camps are stated to be progressing nicely however all related would like to press the pause button till fan attendance is confirmed and a sell-out venue in the United Kingdom assured.
Just one other lie
Responding to an earlier chilling declare by Joshua that he would knock Fury’s ‘head off his shoulders’, Tyson smirked earlier than brushing it off as simply one other lie. The present WBC belt holder advised members of the sporting press he did not pay a lot consideration to Joshua’s feedback, including he did not imagine his rival had the expertise or energy to again it up.
In an prolonged rant to an American viewers, Tyson steered AJ wasn’t even assured himself in that assertion and believes the combat is a lose-lose state of affairs for the Londoner. He countered that Team Joshua had been avoiding him, however they’re now backed right into a nook and should settle for the combat or publicly run away from it.
Easy work let’s do it. https://t.co/Hhk23XhiUO
? TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 4, 2021
AJ took out Pulev in spherical 9
Joshua, with a report standing at 24-1-0, was in knockout type when final in motion, stopping the rugged and skilled Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in spherical 9 late in 2020. The crushed man was knocked to the canvas in rounds three and 9, the end result extending AJ’s KO common to 88%.
Despite his undoubted energy, the win over Pulev was his first knockout victory since halting Alexander Povetkin again in September 2018. Since then he was KO’d in seven by Andy Ruiz Jr earlier than scoring a revenge factors win over the American.
Fury handled Wilder in seven rounds
Fury holds an unbeaten skilled report consisting of 30 wins towards one draw with the spare coming in controversial circumstances, sharing a break up choice with Deontay Wilder two years in the past. Many imagine Tyson beat the Bronze Bomber that evening, however the Englishman made certain in the rematch when stopping Wilder in spherical seven at the MGM Grand, final Vegas 11 months in the past.
That beautiful inside the distance win over the hard-hitting American earned Fury the WBC belt and pushed him on the right track for a winner takes all with Joshua. The stats present Fury carries a 68% KO common and has received two of his final three inside the first seven rounds. That suggests Fury will greater than maintain his personal towards Joshua if their combat turns into a shootout.
2021 – sure or no
The deal confirming Joshua v Fury is but to be signed however Betfair provide members a possibility to leap the queue and safe the early betting value on their chosen fighter. The British boxing public is split on who wins this blockbuster, however the present betting suggests one other snug evening for the unbeaten Gypsy King.
Users of the Betfair Exchange can again Fury at odds of 1.684/6 with Joshua trading at an eye-catching 2.6613/8. The latter is certain to draw consideration from the worth hunters amongst us. Prefer to sit on the fence? You can just do that and nonetheless revenue from this one. Think Joshua v Fury will occur in 2021? Back sure at 1.3130/100 or no at 2.829/5.