George Foreman says he’s finding it hard to see any alternative outcome than a Tyson Fury win against Anthony Joshua.
Joshua and Fury are set to meet twice over the course of this year in two of boxing’s biggest fights, possibly in history. And while Joshua might own the majority of boxing’s heavyweight titles, pugilistic legend Foreman still finds himself favouring ‘The Gypsy King’.
“That boy Tyson Fury, you’re going to have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him. And I’m going to be honest with you, I just cannot see Joshua beating him. But I sure would buy some tickets to see what would happen, I’m that curious about it,” Foreman said, speaking to iFLTV. “But that Tyson Fury man, woooh, Fury — I mean, how did he get the name?”
It’s not the first time Foreman’s shared his appreciation of Fury’s skills. When Fury was set to face Deontay Wilder last year, the Rumble in the Jungle veteran stated he would lose to Fury in the ring, regardless of being in his prime, stating, “I don’t think I could’ve been able to get a good shot on Tyson Fury at all. He’s too elusive.”
Speaking of Wilder, Foreman also made a point to sympathise with the former champion and his attitude since losing to Fury. Wilder has made a number of excuses since the defeat — something Foreman says he can relate to.
“When I lost to Muhammad Ali in Africa all those years back, the ropes were loose, someone put something in my water, it was too early in the morning.. oh, the excuses went on,” Foreman said. “You’ve got to have excuses when you lose, especially when you’re undefeated. You can’t just say, ‘I lost’. You can’t say that. And that’s gravity, that’s putting yourself solidly down to make an excellent comeback.”