Esteemed trainers Andy Lee, Ben Davison and Angel Fernandez have previewed a mouthwatering all-British undisputed Heavyweight World title bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in Matchroom Boxing’s ‘From The Corner’ series.
The British pair have control over the Heavyweight division with Joshua holding the IBF, WBA ‘Super’, WBO & IBO belts, whilst Fury has the WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal titles and talk has intensified over a historic meeting, which would crown the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
Former World Middleweight champion and current trainer to the likes of Paddy Donovan and Jason Quigley, Lee was part of Fury’s corner which masterminded the game plan to dethrone Deontay Wilder inside seven rounds in Las Vegas in February, whilst Davison brought the ‘Gypsy King’ back into the fold following a turbulent battle with depression and addiction.
And whilst Lee believes Fury has the edge over Joshua, the Irishman expects the current unified Heavyweight champion to pose a much tougher test than Wilder managed to
Speaking to Chris Lloyd, Lee explained: “Joshua is a much better fighter than Wilder all round but I’m not sure how he would handle Tyson going at him.”
Davison, who currently trains both WBO Super Middleweight champion and unified Super Lightweight titlist, Josh Taylor admits Joshua’s improvements, particularly the “versatility” he demonstrated in his rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in December makes for a more intriguing fight than he previously pictured.
“I always thought AJ’s style and limitations are suited to Tyson but he’s shown versatility now,” Davison said.
“The first round or two would be very interesting to see how the pair make adjustments.”
Fernandez, who was drafted into Joshua’s camp as he exacted revenge over Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia says the Watford man is excited by the prospect of facing Fury and sees the fight making a mark in history.
Fernandez said: “AJ likes that fight. Both Joshua and Fury are exceptional fighters.
“It would be a true fight for boxing fans that I’m sure would be talked about for years to come.”
Fury is on course to meet Wilder for a third time, with the American already exercising his right to a trilogy bout, meanwhile Joshua is set to face IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev, when boxing resumes following the coronavirus pandemic, before any undisputed clash is expected to materialise.
Fans can tune in to Matchroom Boxing’s From The Corner at 7pm (BST) tonight on YouTube