Two-time former heavyweight world champion, George Foreman, has said he doesn’t see how Anthony Joshua is going to beat Tyson Fury when the time comes for those two to fight.
Foreman says Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is fighting at such a high level right now that it’s going to be difficult for anyone in the heavyweight division to beat him right now, and that includes IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs).
Fury, 31, is at the top of his game right now with his recent victory over former WBC champion Deontay Wilder last February, and he might have too much boxing skills for the lumbering 6’6″ Joshua to deal with.
The promoters for Fury and Joshua would like to set up a unification fight between them in 2020 if they could, but it doesn’t look like a possibility of that happened this year.
Fury has a contractual rematch with Wilder 42-1-1, 41 KOs), and Joshua needs to defend against his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) next.
“It’s strange. They’re not just flukes. They’re actually great fighters. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, it’s like something from outer space. They’re not supposed to be from the United Kingdom. They’re not supposed to be from there.
“Lennox Lewis, who is also from Europe, never got the credit that he as supposed to. If you name the top 10 fighters of all time, you get Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano. You can put Lewis anywhere in there, and he’s one of the greatest heavyweights of all time,” said Foreman.
Ruiz Jr. shocked the world with his win over Joshua last year, but then he slacked off and lost his titles in their rematch. Given how badly Ruiz was beaten by Joshua, he’s going to have to prove himself worthy of being included in the top four in the division.