TYSON FURY is an ‘unpredictable boxer’ with the right mentality and boxing skills required to beat Anthony Joshua, according to Oleksandr Usyk.
Usyk – who beat Joshua last year to take his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight belts – is set to rematch the Brit in August.
But the Ukrainian champ, 35, had high praise for Fury when SunSport sat down with him in late 2020.
Usyk told SunSport: “I should say that Tyson Fury is an unpredictable boxer.
“He has the right mentality and the boxing skills required [to beat Joshua].
“But it is boxing so I can’t predict what would happen and how such a fight would end.
“But we will have to wait and see and I would be sure to watch.”
After unifying the cruiserweight division, Usyk stepped up to heavyweight and saw off both Joshua and Dereck Chisora in impressive fashion.
The two-weight world champ is confident that an all-British showdown between Fury and AJ could eventually happen.
But with a rematch against AJ on the cards later this summer, his focus is solely on keeping his own belts secure.
In Joshua’s camp meanwhile, confidence is high that the Watford-born ace can reclaim his crown.
And new coach Robert Garcia reckons Joshua is the most “talented” and hardest-hitting heavyweight on the planet.
He told Little Giant Boxing: “Still now, a year ago, two years ago, if you asked me, ‘Who is the most talented heavyweight?’ I’ve always said Anthony Joshua.
“Talent-wise, [Tyson] Fury is a different beast, a different monster.
“Usyk is very technical and difficult because he’s smaller and fast.
“[Deontay] Wilder, tremendous power. Everybody has their own unique qualities.
“But overall, if you’re talking about talent, I pick Anthony Joshua. And another thing Anthony Joshua has is insane power.
“Oh my gosh, he’s got great power. More than anybody else I think.”
Oleksandr Usyk was speaking after launching the WePlay Ultimate Fighting League in partnership with WePlay Esports.