Frank Bruno backs Tyson Fury to BEAT Anthony Joshua in undisputed world heavyweight title fight this summer… saying the Gypsy King is ‘very dangerous’ and insisting AJ ‘needs more discipline’ in the ring
- Tyson Fury’s unification fight against Anthony Joshua is close to being finalised
- Fury is unbeaten in his pro career, while Joshua has just one loss to his name
- Ex-world champion Frank believes Fury is the favourite given his craft in the ring
- He added AJ ‘still has a lot to learn’ though he is just one year younger than Fury
Frank Bruno has backed Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua in their highly-anticipated fight for the undisputed world heavyweight crown this summer.
A fight between the two British fighters is close to being agreed , according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, following a two-fight financial agreement which was signed between the pair last year.
Fury is unbeaten, while Joshua’s sole loss came against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, and ex-world heavyweight champion believes the Gypsy King has the advantage and is a much better fighter than people give him credit for.
Frank Bruno has backed Tyson Fury (L) to beat Anthony Joshua when the pair eventually meet
Ex-world champion Bruno praised Fury’s attributes while he said Joshua still has ‘a lot to learn’
‘As for Fury versus Joshua, Fury is in front for me,’ Bruno told The Mirror.
‘He is a very dangerous guy because he doesn’t give a monkey’s who’s in front of him. He is a much better fighter than a lot of people give him credit for.
‘He can move, he can punch, and he knows how to wind up his opponents with all different sorts of stuff.’
Meanwhile, Bruno says Joshua – who is a year younger than Fury at 31 – still ‘has a lot to learn.’
The 59-year-old also struggled to comprehend how Joshua lost to Ruiz in June 2019, on a nightmare American bow for AJ when he was knocked-down four times before the referee stopped the contest in the seventh round.
Joshua’s sole defeat came against Andy Ruiz Jr in a major shock in New York back in June 2019
‘Anthony Joshua is very hungry as well but he still has a lot to learn,’ Bruno added. ‘He needs a little bit more discipline and I don’t know how he lost to that guy Andy Ruiz Junior.
‘I haven’t got anything against Joshua but Fury is a very underestimated guy and he’s a force to be reckoned with.’
Plans are going ahead for a July date though and with the admittance of fans crucial, Wembley Stadium has not yet been ruled out, with the UK’s roadmap planning for an end to social restrictions by June 21.
Hearn gave an update over the weekend, telling Sky Sports: ‘We are very close. (On Sunday) both guys will be presented with the options for a fight in the summer. Joshua doesn’t talk much about fights – but he talks when it’s close. You can feel the excitement building.
‘We are in a great place with several offers on the table. I’m quietly confident. It was nice to see Fury post with enthusiasm because he feels that we are close.
Eddie Hearn admits Joshua (left) is desperate for a fight deal to arrive so he can start training
‘The teams will get together. I will try to see Bob Arum on Tuesday. We’re nearly there. We have worked really hard and we don’t want to give in.
‘We’re in a good place, nice and close. I can’t do any more than I’m doing. People know that we’re on the verge.
‘Both guys are desperate to get moving. Joshua wants a date for the start of his camp. This is the sporting event of 2021. One lucky site will get good news next week and the whole world will stop to watch this fight.’