Anthony Joshua will beat Tyson Fury in second fight after first ends in a DRAW, predicts Bernard Hopkins – The Sun | The Sun
15th June 2022

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been tipped to beat Tyson Fury in a rematch with their first fight ending in a draw by Bernard Hopkins.

Just like in the Gypsy King's first go at Deontay Wilder in December 2018, Hopkins predicts the Brit will be subject to a controversial draw against Joshua.

AJ and Fury aren't currently on a collision course, with the latter announcing his retirement following his knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.

Meanwhile Joshua is gearing up for his rematch against unbeaten Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk on August 20.

The London 2012 Olympic gold medallist was outpointed by Usyk in September as he had his WBA, WBO and IBF belts ripped away.

Recent reports suggested that WBC king Fury could face the winner out of the rematch in an undisputed match-up.

But the Manchester United fan quickly shut down those rumours as he denied he is in talks about a return to the ring.

And Fury has insisted he has no intention in making a comeback during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

That came just hours after he told Frank Warren's Queensbury Promotions that will "100 per cent" step back inside the squared circle.

But should Fury pit his wits against Joshua, boxing legend Hopkins has had his say on how he sees the dream blockbuster bout playing out.

Speaking to iFL TV in June 2020, the 57-year-old said: "It’ll be a draw and they’ll fight a second time and the second time Joshua would beat him.

"I’m going to go with this one. The first fight is going to be a draw, I’m telling you.

"The second fight Joshua wins, but the first fight will be a draw because it’s going to be hard to score and that’s when the controversy comes in with who got the rounds.

"People will have their own opinion on who will win the fight, but I’m telling you the first fight is going to be so close it’ll be a draw.

"The second fight will happen and Joshua is going to win."

He added: "I figure [Joshua] makes the adjustments, figures him out and realise he’s got to go for the body instead of the head.

"And then he will fall. The head will hit the knees."

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