Former world champion Tony Bellew has backed Anthony Joshua to knock Tyson Fury out inside six rounds if the pair meet in their much-anticipated heavyweight clash later this year.
The two Brits both picked up solitary victories in 2020, with Joshua knocking out Kubrat Pulev in December after Fury had stopped Deontay Wilder earlier in the year.
Many viewed Fury’s win as the more impressive of the two, leading to him currently being considered the slight favourite with the bookmakers.
Bellew sees things differently, though. He points out that Fury has been knocked down before, and he believes that Joshua will be more ruthless in finishing their match-up than Fury’s past opponents.
Speaking to IFL TV, he said: “AJ will get his opportunity [against Fury], and he will land, and he will hurt him. He’s got the speed and the technical ability to carry on and go with it.
“There have been numerous fighters that have dropped Fury over the years, like Steve Cunningham.
Anthony Joshua will knock Tyson Fury out ‘inside six rounds’