Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Referee Kenny Bayless deducts a point from Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Deontay Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on 22 February 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fury hasn’t done enough to be considered ‘intimidating’ – Joshua

Anthony Joshua has downplayed the status of Tyson Fury claiming the undefeated heavyweight has not been tested enough to be considered as intimidating.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Referee Kenny Bayless deducts a point from Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Deontay Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on 22 February 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua believes that Tyson Fury has not done enough in the boxing world to be considered as ‘intimidating’.

The two heavyweight giants are believed to have signed a two-fight deal for 2021 in what is expected to be two of boxing’s biggest fights in recent years.

Fury hasn’t done enough yet

Joshua believes that Fury is yet to leave his mark on boxing while claiming there’s nothing x-factor to the 31-year-old’s game.

“What have you seen from Fury? A couple of feints? Moving around? What have you seen that makes him seem so intimidating? Speed?” – Joshua told SkySports.

“If the sport is lacking so much talent then all you need is feints and movement to be classed as a great of this generation. With hard work, motivation and studying you can overcome that.

“So what do people see in Fury that is so fearsome, intimidating, that he can’t be touched at the top level?”

Joshua meets Fury

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Joshua has opened up about his coincidental meeting with Fury after bumping into the fellow heavyweight champion last week in Marbella, Spain.

“I bumped into Fury the other day, it was random, that is the first thing we speak about when we see each other – are we fighting?” – he added.

“It has to happen, we are both heavyweights in this era. I am keen, I am all up for the big fun nights and creating history. There is nothing to lose from us getting in the ring. We should just get in and get cracking and give everyone a great night of boxing again.

“We fight for the good nights and the competition, we want to fight the best. There’s nothing to lose from this, fighting the best is what it is all about.”

Joshua won back his WBA, IBF & WBO titles when he overcame Andy Ruiz Jr last December, while Fury’s last outing seen him beat Deontay Wilder for the WBC championship in February.

Joshua must successfully defend his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for later this year while Fury must complete his trilogy battle with Deontay Wilder before the two can face one another.

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