TONY BELLEW is backing Anthony Joshua to defeat Tyson Fury in an all-British heavyweight championship clash.
Boxing fans are desperate for the pair to fight in a bid to unify the division after Fury took the WBC belt off Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
It’s believed the pair will fight for a third time to settle their scores once and for all.
But a fight between Fury and AJ is surely on the cards in the next year.
Many feel Fury would emerge victorious, with the self-styled Gypsy King teaching unbeaten Wilder a real lesson last weekend.
However, Bellew is adamant that Joshua would get the better of Fury.
He believes AJ has too much in his arsenal for Fury to deal with.
But Bellew reckons AJ will have to dispatch Fury within the first six rounds, otherwise face defeat on points.
Bellew told Soccer AM: “It’s an amazing match up. I still believe styles make fights.
“I just think AJ’s style will be all wrong for Fury.
“I believe that because Wilder has the bigger punch than AJ, but Wilder is not technically good enough to put Fury in a position to nail him and that’s why he couldn’t land on the night.
“Joshua is technically good enough, you’re talking about an Olympic gold medallist, a guy who is technically and fundamentally good.
“He does have speed, he’s a brilliant athlete, he functions the right way.
“I just feel that he would get to Fury. Don’t get me wrong, it would have to be within six rounds because anyone who goes past six rounds with someone like Fury, you’ve lost.
“The guy’s such an immense boxer, he can adapt in fights, he’s versatile and he’s just an amazing fighter.
“It’s a fight we all want to see and we have to see because if boxing’s going to remain one of the premier sports in the world, we need to see the best face the best.”
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