Tyson’s Fury and Antoine JoshuaThe ‘Battle of Britain’ superfight between appears to be unfolding.
According to Joshua’s management team, he has agreed terms to meet Fury on December 3. With the WBC “Gypsy King” heavyweight title on the line.
In the past, Fury has criticized Joshua for fighting boxers outside of their prime.
Only this month Fury slammed talkSPORT reporter Simon Jordan during an interviewwhen Jordan suggested that Joshua was a better fighter than Deontay Wilder whom Fury fought three times and emerged with two wins and a draw.
But who has the best track record?
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury resume compared
Joshua turned pro five years later than Fury, however, he has only fought six times as many times as the WBC champion has been less active in recent years, especially during the two-year gap between fights against Wladimir Klitschko and Sefer Seferi .
Of Joshua’s 24 wins, 22 have been by stoppage, but after his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, he lost twice to Oleksandr Uysk. That’s three losses in five.
Fury is arguably not such a prolific finisher, with a knockout percentage of 69. However, he has maintained his unbeaten record throughout his 33 fights with no fighter having been able to beat him.
Based on records and recent form, you should favor an undefeated Fury. However, when you put their records under closer scrutiny and compare their opposition directly, it was certainly Joshua who took the more prominent names.
Anthony Joshua’s Biggest Victories
Additionally, Eric Molina, perhaps the least famous of Joshua’s previous ten opponents, took on Wilder, who has a draw and two losses to Fury, nine rounds when they fought.
With Molina, Joshua took on challenges presented by Kubrat Pulev, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, Wladimir Klitschko and Andy Ruiz Jr – all highly respected heavyweights.
Tyson Fury’s Biggest Victories
Fury’s notable wins, on the other hand, only come against Wilder and Klitschko. Derek Chisora might be a big name, but having suffered 10 losses at the time, it was still a fight Fury expected to win.
However, a number of recent Fury opponents have been undefeated fighters. Although the caliber of their opponents could be questioned.
Even Wilder, a true world-class fighter, picked up two wins over Luis Ortiz as his only truly notable victories.
Meanwhile, among Joshua’s opponents Joseph Parker was the undefeated WBO heavyweight champion at the time, while Alexander Povetkin – who had only lost to Klitschko – has since shown his prowess with a stunning victory by KO against Dillian Whyte.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Potential date, odds, Battle of Britain and After
Andy Ruiz had only lost once before fighting Joshua while Uysk had a terrific record, albeit largely in the middleweight division.
Given Fury’s undefeated record and Joshua’s recent losses, he likely enters the December fight as a favorite.
However, given Joshua’s performances against quality opposition, he certainly can’t be ruled out.