The current WBA, IBF and WBO Champion, Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury exposed and annihilated Deontay Wilder in re-match back in February.
The 34-year old American boxer was floored twice and got defeated by the British boxer in the seventh round of fight, to claim the WBC belt.
Meanwhile Anthony Joshua who got defeated by Andy Ruiz Jr, got into a rematch with the Mexican in which he won to reclaim back his WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
Joshua who said he expected Fury to put an end to Wilder’s reign as the WBC title holder, as he felt the American had become too dependent on his destructive right hand.
Speaking to Sky Sports exclusively, the Nigerian – British boxer said;
“I believed Tyson Fury could potentially do what he done,”
“I just felt like, Deontay Wilder is a formidable ex-champion and has a chance to come back, but I just knew that when he gets to the top level, it will be difficult, because it’s one thing getting there and it’s another thing staying there.
“We’ve seen in some of his fights, it’s been difficult for him and then he lands his punch and he’s been victorious, but I always believe that when you go to war, you can’t have one weapon in your arsenal, which was his right hand.
“Once that was taken away from him, which Tyson Fury did, I’m not going to go into tactics, but he was able to annihilate Deontay Wilder and expose him for some of his weaknesses.
“Tyson Fury did a great job tactically and I’m looking forward to their rematch.”
Fury displayed more attacking ambition from the start of his second fight with Wilder, who was forced into reverse by a succession of right hands before the fight was halted in the seventh round.
Joshua has suggested that Wilder could not implement the same back-foot boxing that he used to nullify Ruiz Jr in their rematch, meaning that the Alabama man struggled to withstand aggressive tactics.
“In terms of doing something similar, I wouldn’t have done what he (Fury) done in the first fight,” said Joshua.
“Maybe I would have probably taken it to Deontay Wilder a bit more, because I don’t think Deontay Wilder has been taught to box on his back foot.
“He doesn’t know how to flow and move side to side, and move back and control the fighter. When Tyson Fury was edging forward, on back foot balance, Deontay Wilder was struggling to move forward with his right hand.
“It proved to be a very difficult fight for Deontay Wilder in the end.”