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"A Recipe For Disaster" - Mike Tyson Predicts Tyson Fury Vs. Anthony Joshua

"A Recipe For Disaster" - Mike Tyson Predicts Tyson Fury Vs. Anthony Joshua

Mike Tyson reckons Anthony Joshua's style is tailor made for Tyson Fury, even claiming it would be a "recipe for disaster" for the unified world heavyweight champion.

Fury and Joshua are on a collision course with both fighters agreeing in principle to face off against each other next year.

And 'Iron' Mike has weighed in on the 'Battle of Britain' showdown by favouring Fury over Joshua.

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"I think there are a lot of great heavyweight fighters in the division, anyone who says it's a bad division is jealous," he told promoter Eddie Hearn on 'No Passion No Point' podcast.

"This is an exciting division and the fact that Tyson can fight [Deontay] Wilder again, that's interesting too

"That's why I like to see guys fighting over and over again because they're exciting fighters."

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The 54-year-old returning boxing icon, who has expressed an interest in facing Fury and Joshua, added: "It's very interesting about Joshua.

"He's a massive puncher but you can see his punches coming.

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"He telegraphs his punches and that's just a recipe for disaster when you're fighting a guy like Tyson Fury.

"If you're telegraphing your punches for a guy 6ft 7in... come on.

"Tyson Fury is the fans' fighter, the fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now.

"Anthony Joshua is a big thing but Tyson Fury, he's got the people now, he's got the masses now. They're following him like he's the messiah."

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Joshua returns to action on December 12 when he defends his world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

As for Fury, the WBC title holder was supposed to defend his belt on December 5 before abandoning his homecoming fight.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.