Promoter Lou DiBella believes Tyson Fury will defeat Anthony Joshua but believes a fight won’t be one sided as Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder. He feels Fury isn’t a big enough puncher to overwhelm Joshua in a dominant fashion and feels their fight will be an even clash of wills.
Speaking to Seconds Out, ‘Even a third Wilder-Fury fight is still at some point sell able. It was much different the first time than the second time. I’m not buying into all the excuses involved, but something was wrong with Wilder that night’ said DiBella
‘I would certainly rather see Fury and Joshua right now. I think Fury is going to beat (Joshua) but I don’t think he’s going to wipe him out. He’s not the devastating puncher with one-punch that Deontay was’
‘It’s (Joshua vs Fury) not going to be a two or three round fight or a similar fight to Wilder 2. I think it’s going to be competitive and I think they’re going to respect each other enough that it’s likely going to go the distance and I don’t think it’s likely that either guy is going to stop the other’
‘I see a decision if I had to bet and I don’t see a whitewash. I think Joshua is too good to be whitewashed (suggesting Fury will win). Could he lose decisively? Yeah, But a whitewash, a kind of fight where you wouldn’t be able to accept a rematch, I think that’s unlikely’ said DiBella