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Mike Tyson backs Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua in all-British mega-fight

Alex Young
·1-min read
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Boxing legend Mike Tyson believed Tyson Fury has the edge over Anthony Joshua in an all-British mega-fight.

Tyson is this weekend returning to the ring for the first time in 14 years as he takes on fellow sporting hero Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout.

Meanwhile, Fury and Joshua have agreed terms over two fights for 2021 and Iron Mike is predicting trouble for the WBA, WBO and IBF champion.

"It's very interesting with Joshua, Joshua's a massive puncher but you can see his punches coming," he told Eddie Hearn on the No Passion No Point podcast.

"He telegraphs his punches, that's just a recipe for disaster when you're fighting Tyson Fury... telegraphing your punches. For a guy who's 6′ 7″, come on!"

He added: "I think there's a lot of great fights in the heavyweight division.

"Anybody who says it's a bad division is just jealous, this is an exciting division."