Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury predictions: Mike Tyson, Dillian Whyte, David Haye and more give their opinions on heavyweight super fight

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is the potential heavyweight mega fight all boxing fans are crying out for.

The WBA, IBF and WBO world champion successfully defended his titles against Kubrat Pulev and now there is only one man fans want to see him face.

Between them, AJ and Fury currently hold all four major heavyweight world titles

Between them, AJ and Fury currently hold all four major heavyweight world titles

Take a look at some expert predictions from ex-champions and current fighters below…


Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson – Fury win

Tyson said: “Fury is the best heavyweight champion of the world since myself. 

“He is the man, I don’t care what anybody says.”

Former world champion Joe Calzaghe – Fury win

Calzaghe told BT Sport: “Tyson Fury has to be the favourite.

“Judging on, ‘You’re only as good as your last fight,’ I think Tyson Fury would be the favourite right now.

“I think he’s the best fighter in the world judging on his last fight.

“Don’t get me wrong, AJ is a top fighter as well and that’s a fight I really wanna see.”

Calzaghe favours Fury

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Calzaghe favours Fury

Former world champion Amir Khan – Fury win

Khan told Sky Sports: “If I was to pick someone, I do lean a little bit more towards Fury.

“I think Fury is the full complete fighter. He is a good boxer, he can fight, he’s the one who put Wilder down with the power.

“I never used to think he had that much power as a heavyweight and I think he proved it coming forward on the front foot.

“So I do favour him a little bit more.”

Khan is backing Fury

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Khan is backing Fury

Former world champion Tony Bellew – AJ win

Bellew told talkSPORT: “It’s crazy the way the heavyweight division’s working at the minute because I think there’s a couple of guys who do have a chance against Tyson Fury.

“I think AJ does beat Tyson Fury, but he’s got six rounds to do it. If it goes past six rounds, I don’t think he beats Tyson Fury.

“To beat Tyson Fury you’ve got to be willing to jump on him and not care what’s coming back.

“And I believe the only heavyweight in the world with the skillset, the speed and the accuracy who can do it is AJ.”

Former heavyweight champion David Haye – Fury points or AJ stoppage

Haye told BT Sport: “I don’t see AJ winning on points.

“It’ll be Fury outboxing him and AJ not getting to grips with him.

“If there’s a stoppage – AJ. If it’s points – Fury.”

HayeHaye is a former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion

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HayeHaye is a former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion

Former world champion Johnny Nelson – AJ win

Nelson told talkSPORT: “I’ve gone public in saying I think Anthony Joshua is the all round better fighter.

“I think Tyson Fury is better tactically and the more technically equipped, but AJ is the all-rounder.

“He can fight, he can box, he’s an athlete. Tyson Fury is a boxer.

“I think both men are now at a stage where they’ve done so much and learned so much in their careers that they’re so neck and neck.

“But, I’d go with Anthony Joshua because he’s shown me a lot more variety in his arsenal.”

Nelson is one of Sky’s top boxing pundits

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Nelson is one of Sky’s top boxing pundits

Two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman – Fury win

Foreman said: “That boy Tyson Fury, you’re going to have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him.

I’m going, to be honest with you – I just can’t see Joshua beating him.”

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte – No idea

Whyte told Behind The Gloves: “I have no idea who wins the fight, man.

“I think it’s a 50/50 fight.

“It’s crazy, in heavyweight boxing there’s a lot of things going on.

“We’ll have to wait and see.”

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