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Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury is six years ahead of him in boxing, but insists He Doesn’t find him Intimidating

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Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, known as Anthony Joshua is a four time belt heavy weight champion.

In his recent interview with GQ Middle East the heavy weight boxer stated that Tyson Fury shouldn’t be mentioned in the same category as him because he has achieved a lot within a short time frame.

The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion said “Being world champion, with all those knockouts, you do feel kind of unstoppable.

“But realistically, in boxing terms, I’m way ahead of where I should be. I’m working at such a quick pace. I shouldn’t even be in a position where I’m mentioned in Tyson Fury’s era.

“He’s five or six years ahead of me in terms of turning professional. In fact, when he was turning pro, I was just putting on my gloves for the first time.”

Tyson Fury is arguably at the top of the heavyweight boxing landscape following his sensational win over Deontay Wilder. “AJ” is close on his heels for the top spot after bouncing back from his first loss as a professional.

Both heavyweight boxers have agreed on a financial terms on a two fight deal, with the first, highly-anticipated, bout due to take place next year.

He  also added that: “Tyson needs educating. All us athletes do.

“We often didn’t go far in school, so a lot of our comments and actions aren’t great. But let’s talk about him as a boxer.

“I don’t find him intimidating and I haven’t seen him do anything in the ring where I think, ‘this guy is going to be a massive threat’.

“He’s talented and he’s awkward, and that’s often enough to get you quite far in life.”

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