Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury hasn’t shown a consistency at the top level to have him overly nervous if they ever fought.
The two British heavyweight champions are on a collision course — providing they win their respective next bouts — and could take part in one of the most anticipated fights in history.
But while many see Fury as the perfect foil for Joshua, Joshua himself thinks Fury hasn’t got the resume to keep him concerned.
“What have you seen from Fury? A couple of feints? Moving around? What have you seen that makes him seem so intimidating? Speed?” Joshua said (via 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?
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“I take him as a serious challenger, of course. But resume? It’s taken him a long time to grow. His fight with Wladimir Klitschko was his first real challenge and he overcame it, but it took him eight years to build his experience and confidence.
“Then he had two years out and fought Deontay Wilder. He hasn’t been in the deep end for long enough to show me that he can swim there for a long time. You have to continually prove that you belong there. You don’t just come there once or twice.
“For me as a fighter, that’s how you gain my respect.”