Tyson Fury thinks IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) has no chance against the experienced former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) in their fight on April 29 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. If a fighter like British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte was able to hurt Joshua, then Wladimir will certainly beat him, according to Fury.
Joshua is the favorite over the 41-year-old Klitschko, who will be returning to the ring after nearly 2 years of inactivity.
Fury’s father John Fury says that Tyson will be coming back in 2017, and looking to win all of his titles back. In the meantime, whoever winds up with all the heavyweight titles, they’re not going to be able to keep the titles for long once Tyson is up to speed and ready to fight for the belts. John sees Tyson as the true heavyweight champion right now, because he’s never been beaten inside the ring.
John said this to Knucle-up TV about Fury, Klitschko and Joshua:
“He will be back in 2017 with a bang, and try and get his belts back,” said John Fury about his son Tyson. “[Anthony] Joshua is a 17-fight novice. He’s got a puncher’s chance [against Wladimir Klitschko]. He’s a big, strong lad, but in my wildest dreams, I can’t see him pulling it off against a veteran like Wladimir Klitschko with his experience. Don’t forget, we boxed him and we know what he’s about. I just don’t think Joshua is there yet. He’s got a lot to learn. He’s a 17-fight novice. He’s got a puncher’s chance. On the boxing side of it, I think Klitschko will be too slippery. To be honest, I think the rest will do Wladimir some good. He’s not someone that needs a warm-up to get in shape. He’s in shape all the time, so the rest will work in his favor anyway. Listen, he’s getting on [in age]. He could go overnight. A 41-year-old can go overnight. You can get up in the morning a different man. Can turn up on the night and Joshua will knock him out. I think the time might be perfect for Joshua. Tyson says that if Dillian Whyte could hurt him, then he has no chance of lasting against Klitschko. For my money, you have to go with Klitschko on the experience. I know how good Tyson is, and Tyson knows how good Klitschko is. I don’t think and Tyson doesn’t think that he’s [Joshua] there yet. I like to say that he’s got a puncher’s chance. It might just be the right time for Joshua. Who knows? Whatever happens, if Tyson does come back and decides to box, whoever’s got the belts at the time, they will not be keeping them, because Tyson is far superior to all of them – Klitschko, Joshua, them all. He’s proved it. He’s an undefeated champion, an undefeated champion for 10 years. If Joshua knocks him [Wladimir] out in one round, it’s not going to mean much, because he’s already a beaten fighter by Tyson. Everyone knows who the real champion is in Tyson. You’ve got to lose in the ring,” said John about Tyson Fury.