In £200m showdown with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s flaws are a ‘recipe for disaster, said Iron Mike Tyson.
The heavyweight title holders are on the verge of agreeing a mega deal for two unification fights this year.
Iron Mike believes Anthony Joshua ‘telegraphs’ his punches
Tyson Fury is hoping to agree a deal to fight Joshua
Having claimed his WBO belt with a stunning victory over Deontay Wilder last February, many now believe the Gypsy King can go all the way.
And, speaking to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on his BBC No Passion, No Point podcast, the American outlined why he thinks Fury is the favourite.
Iron Mike, who returned to the ring in a draw with Roy Jones Jr last month, said: “It’s very interesting, Joshua is a masterful puncher. But you can see his punches coming, he telegraphs his punches.
“And that’s just a recipe for disaster if you’re fighting Tyson Fury and you’re telegraphing your punches – to a guy whose 6ft 7in, come on.”
Joshua, 31, knocked out Kubrat Pulev last month to clear the path to face Fury.
AJ’s Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has got fight fans salivating this week after he sent a draft agreement to Fury’s team.
The Gypsy King’s UK promoter Frank Warren and his US counterpart Bob Arum will look over the documents and respond with any requested amendments in the coming days.
Within two weeks could be reached a final agreement, according to Hearn.