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Tyson Fury Snubs Anthony Joshua As He Claims Only ONE Other Heavyweight Could Beat Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury Snubs Anthony Joshua As He Claims Only ONE Other Heavyweight Could Beat Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury has snubbed British rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte after he claimed there was only one heavyweight boxer who could beat Deontay Wilder.

The 32-year-old Brit superstar handed Wilder his first professional defeat last February in a stunning masterclass performance.

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Fury outclassed Wilder in their blockbuster rematch in Las Vegas as he forced a seventh-round stoppage win to secure the WBC championship.

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Wilder, 35, is widely revered for his destructive punching power and won 42 of his 44 professional fights, a staggering 41 of which came by way of knockout.

The Bronze Bomber secured a controversial draw with Fury in their 2018 super-fight, but Wilder has been out of action since his devastating defeat last year.

The former WBC champion will return to action on 24th July as he completes his trilogy of fights with Fury.

An arbitration case recently ruled in Wilder's favour and ensured that his fierce rival would have to face him in a rematch no later than 15th September.

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Fury has previously called the KO artist the "most dangerous heavyweight alive" as he believes only Oleksandr Usyk could cause him problems aside from himself.

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Speaking to iFL TV, the Gypsy King said: "Deontay Wilder, barring none, even today, is the most dangerous heavyweight alive.

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"He would wipe the floor with every other single heavyweight out there, apart from myself. And I also believe that Oleksandr Usyk would give him problems.

"They're the only two people in the heavyweight division alive today that could give Deontay Wilder trouble. That's myself and Oleksandr Usyk.

"I'm an absolute beast, warrior, legend, 'lineal' champion and Usyk because he's a master southpaw, slick boxer.

"He's had a lot of experience and he knows how to deal with power punchers [...] he would do to Whyte and Joshua what he did to Dominic Breazeale, put them unconscious in round one.

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"They ain't got the skills I've got, can't touch this, this can't be touched.

"I just wanna see them fight. They wanna call Wilder this, that and the other, but he will put them to sleep, easy. Soon as he touches them, they're gone.

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"They've got no defence and just walk into punches. What are they gonna do, walk him down, without a feint, without no footwork? Please.

"You won't walk a man like that down, he'd punch holes in you. I'd definitely, definitely back Wilder to knock the pair out, for sure."

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Usyk, 34, climbed up to the heavyweight division after dominating the cruiserweight division and holding the undisputed cruiserweight championship crown.

The WBO has ordered that Joshua must face mandatory challenger Usyk next after the mega-unification clash with Fury was scuppered due to the Wilder trilogy fight.

Usyk has competed professionally twice at heavyweight and secured victories over both Chazz Witherspoon and Brit veteran Derek Chisora.

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Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing, Deontay Wilder

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