Tyson Fury makes prediction for Anthony Joshua fight amid promise to "annihilate" rival

By Harry Davies

Tyson Fury thinks he will knock out Anthony Joshua in less than six rounds when the two eventually meet in the ring.

British rivals Fury and Joshua have been linked to a heavyweight title fight for years, but the two are yet to face each other.

Earlier this year, the pair had signed contracts to on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.

But when an arbitration judge ruled that Deontay Wilder was entitled to a trilogy with Fury, the highly-anticipated unification bout was scrapped.

Fury will now face Wilder for the third time on October 9, whilst Joshua puts his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.

Tyson Fury predicts he will beat Anthony Joshua within six rounds when they eventually meet (Getty Images)

And talking recently on The Overlap with Gary Neville, Fury made his prediction for a future fight with Joshua.

He said: "AJ couldn't smoke a cigarette, never mind smoke 'The Gypsy King'. He hasn't got the minerals to fight a man like me.

"I said to Eddie Hearn straight, 'The difference between me and him is he's a businessman and I'm a f******* spartan. And I'll show him that when I get the ring.

"I will absolutely annihilate that bodybuilder. He won't go past six rounds, it'll be over quickly. He knows that and his full team knows that.

"That's why Eddie Hearn has been steering around me for the last ten years."

The undefeated Fury will hope to make the first defence of his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder next month. Fury won the belt when he knocked Wilder in their rematch last February.

Joshua picked up his first knockout win in over two years last December when he breezed past Kubrat Pulev in London.

The win was Joshua's first defence of his titles since winning them back against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019 following his shock loss to 'The Destroyer' earlier that year.

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Anthony Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev comfortably on his last outing (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Fury’s father, John, also recently claimed his son will make an eventual move to MMA following the end of his boxing career.

John feels his son - who has previously trained with UFC star Darren Till - has all the right attributes for the career change.

He told JOE : “With the right training, he does very well. I’ve seen him excel in different sports, wrestling. I’ve got some sort of an idea what Tyson was from that.

"And he likes to get involved, Tyson, and I know what he’s like from being a kid.

“He can use more than his hands, believe it or not. And he’s quick and light on his feet. And his balance is good.

"And I do believe if a top MMA trainer took him on, he could do big things with him. Ask Darren Till, he’s done the work with him."

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