Eddie Hearn has warned Tyson Fury that he will not be able to replicate the tactics he used against Deontay Wilder to beat Anthony Joshua.
Fury was crowned the new WBC heavyweight champion in Las Vegas on Saturday evening as he stopped Wilder after seven rounds with a superb performance.
The Gypsy King adopted a more aggressive approach in his rematch against the Bronze Bomber and frequently put his opponent on the back foot before the towel was thrown in by Wilder’s co-trainer Mark Breland.
The victory for Fury now sets up a potential unification fight against Joshua later this year, while many are already predicting that the Gypsy King will extend his unbeaten record.
But Hearn is confident that Joshua would win that fight and believes his boxing ability would not allow Fury to adopt the same strategy he used to defeat Wilder.
‘You box him, you fight him, you fight him on the inside,’ Hearn told Seconds Out when asked how Joshua would beat Fury.
‘You know what he’s going to do, you know he’s got the ability to do whatever he wants.
‘He won’t walk Joshua down like he did to Wilder, he won’t, Joshua’s too strong, he’s too sharp and he’s too good.
‘He’s [Joshua] not just waiting for this big right hand over the top.
‘He’s got left hooks, he’s got uppercuts, he can fight to the body, he can fight on the inside, he can fight long.
‘And Fury knows that, Fury will fight the fight against AJ that he boxed against Wladimir Klitschko.
‘I don’t believe AJ loses that fight but right now, the bookmakers say AJ is the underdog in that fight and I love it.
‘I’d rather be the underdog in that fight because when he wins he’s going to get all the credit in the world.
‘It’s the first time he’s been the underdog in a fight in his whole career.
‘The [Andy Ruiz rematch, even the Wladimir Klitschko fight, he was a slight narrow favourite in the fight, now he’s got that underdog mentality, he loves it, he wants this fight bad, and we’ll get it, 100 per cent.’
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