Joshua v Fury: The Deciding Factors that Could Win the Bout

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Joshua v Fury Prediction

skybet betting tip

FURY TO WIN DECISION/TECHNICAL DECISION @ 13/8

The battle of the jab

Every boxer knows the importance of the jab, although it is not necessarily the punch that will reach the highlight reel or cause a knockout, as it works as the catalyst for combinations as well as being used to keep opponents at a distance and rack up points.

Tyson Fury’s jab is a huge part of his game, and it was the definitive reason he became a world champion back in 2015 when he beat Wladimir Klitschko. With his 6ft 9 stature and 82-inch reach, we have seen him use his jab as a basis to box around his opponents and win the rounds by not allowing fighters to close the distance and get on the inside.

The "Gypsy King" has done this to opponents on numerous occasions, using his unorthodox, flicking jab alongside his jerky faints to keep opponents guessing and dance around them without the risk of engaging in a 'phone box' fight.

In contrast, Anthony Joshua snaps his jab with speed and power in order to start combinations. We saw how much his jab has improved in his most recent fight against Kubrat Pulev, a much shorter fighter who attempted to close the distance but struggled to get on the inside due to his jab. Joshua also used the jab effectively against another shorter opponent in the form of Andy Ruiz, where the Brit delivered a maserclass in boxing perfection, winning the rounds without getting drawn into a similar brawl that saw him defeated in round seven of their first fight.

Joshua is also an Olympic gold medalist, where, in the amateur ranks, fights are won on points more than knockouts, and where it's all about landing as many punches as you can, forcing an emphasis on the jab. If "AJ" can bring this back and show the skills proven in the Ruiz rematch, no doubt he can find a home with his jab against Fury. It's just whether or not Fury can utilise his superior jab too.

Joshua v Fury Odds

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ANTHONY JOSHUA BY KO/TKO OR DISQUALIFICATION @ 15/8

The aggressor could take it all

Throughout the duration of his career, Fury has been seen as a boxer who likes to outbox his opponents, with his ridiculous ring IQ, endurance and footwork; all of which are of an outrageously impressive level for someone fighting in a weight class famed for knockout power and for a man standing close to 7ft.

However, in his most recent fight against Deontay Wilder, he was the aggressor from round one, and joining the famous Kronk Gym - who are known for developing power and looking for knockouts - has seemingly transformed him into the perfect heavyweight.

This change in style from Fury restricted the power of Wilder’s punches as he was too concerned with what was coming at him rather than being able to set his opponent up for a signature knockout. With Fury winning the fight so convincingly, we could see this become his new style and pile the pressure on Joshua from the start, knowing that a knockout over Joshua would be a real statement as he stakes his claim to be the best British boxer of all-time.

Joshua, on the other hand, has done a bit of the opposite, bursting onto the scene as a knockout artist, but has since shown he has the ability to box sensibly and win the rounds in his rematch with Ruiz. The size of Fury makes it hard to apply pressure, with his flicking jab keeping opponents at a distance and not allowing them to get too close to him.

Strategically, it’s a complex fight for Joshua and his team. The Watford-born seems more comfortable when being the aggressor, but is open to being caught when being overzealous in pursuit of a knockout, such as his first bout with Ruiz, where he was dethroned for such over expenditure.

Could it be down to the chin?

Tyson Fury’s chin is seen as a solid one, but it is his fight and will that is more impressive, which was on display when he climbed up off of the canvas in the last round of his first fight with Wilder. In fact, no man on earth has managed to take such a blow from the hardest-hitting heavyweight ever, putting Fury, once again, in his own, peculiar category.

However, the "Gypsy King" has been knocked down by a couple of opponents that are nowhere near the calibre of Joshua, albeit a long time ago. In 2011, he was floored by Neven Pajkic and then in 2013 he was dropped by Steve Cunningham, who was really a cruiserweight and is fighting former MMA world champion Frank Mir these days, rather than elite boxers.

The relevance of the two knockdowns is that both were overhand rights, which could be something to look out for, although it is likely he has eliminated these flaws in his game.

"AJ", on the other hand, is no stranger to having to pick himself up after being knocked down. As mentioned before, the world champion is susceptible to being caught when engaging in a war and exchanging punches close up. We saw Ruiz knock him down four times, following a counter left-hook when looking to finish the Mexican, whilst Dillian Whyte and Klitschko also rocked him with a left hook in fights earlier in his career, with the latter delivering Joshua his first knockout back in 2017.

The key for Joshua is to remain careful with his shot selection, even if he has Fury hurt and with that in mind and so much on the line it wouldn’t be a surprise for the fight to turn into more of a chess match than a war.

By Tom Eaton

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