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The Big Question: How would a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua play out if it happens next?

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This week's panellists are asked to pick a winner in a potential heavyweight unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

Wayne Alexander (Former European super-welterweight title)

If a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua was to happen next it would be a great British sporting occasion. I see Tyson Fury being too much for Joshua. I think Fury would be able to handle Joshua at long and short range in an exciting fight to win by decision or even late stoppage.

Kieran Farrell (Trainer and manager)

I think so long as Fury sees out the first four rounds, he can beat Joshua. But the first four versus Joshua are so dangerous. Sixteen of Joshua’s 21 knockout victories have come within the first four rounds.

Gary Logan (Trainer and former Southern Area champion)

Pre Sugar Hill and Andy Lee coaching him, I had AJ being at his devastating mid-range punching best to outlast Fury in a messy late rounds win. AJ has much better armoury than Wilder. He has a better repertoire and controlled violence than Wilder, and this gives him a more than reasonable chance against a surging Fury. Fury is as complete a heavyweight as there is, but AJ will not disappoint in this clash. Still, I’m going for Fury in a closer-than-people-think fight.

Andy Clarke (Commentator)

Recent evidence points to a Fury win. He would certainly start as the strong favourite. But until two elite competitors actually meet nobody can say for sure what will happen.

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  • What we need to be sure of is that Joshua is really healthy now – I’m not sure whether his weight loss and change in muscle mass at the Ruiz rematch was totally due to training or at least partly because of the very under-reported health problem he’s had for some time. However if Joshua IS healthy my gut feeling is that he would beat Fury possibly even by late stoppage however Andy Clarke is right of course nobody knows for sure what would happen as the Fury – Wilder rematch proved.


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