Tony Bellew believes Anthony Joshua would defeat Tyson Fury if the pair had a heavyweight unification bout.
The Gypsy King emphatically defeated Deontay Wilder last weekend in a seventh-round stoppage and boxing fans are now eagerly hoping for an all-British affair.
The Gypsy King defeated Wilder last week
And former heavyweight bruiser Bellew believes Fury would be defeated as he would struggle to deal with Joshua’s style of fighting.
“Its an amazing match up,” Bellew told Soccer AM.
“I still believe styles make fights and everyones going to say to me boo, youre sticking by Matchroom. I just think AJs style will be all wrong for Tyson 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 thats why he couldnt land on the night.
Fans are hoping Joshua and Fury fight soon
“Anthony Joshua is technically good enough, youre talking about an Olympic gold medallist, a guy who is technically and fundamentally is good, he does have speed, hes a brilliant athlete, he functions the right way.
“I just feel that he would get to Fury. Dont get me wrong it would have to be within six rounds because anyone who goes past six rounds with someone like Fury youve lost. The guys such an immense boxer, he can adapt in fights, hes versatile and hes just an amazing fighter.
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Bellew also said the time has come for Joshua and Fury to fight, despite Wilder vowing to defeat Fury in a third bout.
“Its a fight we all want to see and we have to see because if boxings going to remain one of the premier sports in the world we need to see the best face the best.” he added.
“Its just too big of a fight not to happen. Great Britain has got two of the best heavyweights in the world, they own four of the belts. Weve never had it British fighters who have owned all four of the belts through two fights, AJs got three, Tysons got one.
“Everyones going to have their opinion of whos going to be number one and whos not. I dont care who youre going to label as number one and number two, the main thing is we just want to see them fight.”