Anthony Joshua has 23 wins via 21 knockouts (87.5% KO ratio) and Tyson Fury has 30 wins via 21 knockout (67.74 KO ratio). Joshua went on a 20 win knockout streak after turning professional before Joseph Parker, then WBO Heavyweight Champion, took him the full distance over 12 rounds.
The stats suggest that Joshua is a big puncher, a knockout artist so to speak but Fury believes he the bigger puncher in comparison to his British rival and gives a rational to his belief.
Speaking to the Queensbury Promotions YouTube Channel, Fury Said, “I turned pro at 19. As a child, I was boxing men. (Joshua) never turned pro until he was mid-20s, when he was a man. So I was learning as a young kid. If I had turned pro at 25, 26, then I’d have knocked all the people out who went the distance with me when I was a young boy’’
“I’ve never been a stand-still man who lands big shots, because I’m a slick boxer. I’ve just knocked out the heaviest puncher in boxing history. Andy Ruiz is not a big puncher but he knocked out Anthony Joshua’’
“So I’d say I am a harder puncher than him. There’s people who have sparred both of us and quite a few of them have said it as well. But it’s not about who can punch hardest – it’s about the skill that goes behind it. I am still unbeaten in a 12-year professional career. I’m a force to be reckoned with.”