TYSON FURY would get brutally sent into "retirement" if he were to ever fight Anthony Joshua.
Or so says AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn after watching the Gypsy King's scare against Francis Ngannou.
Fury was knocked down in the third round of his controversial crossover clash with the former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou last weekend but narrowly eked out a decision victory.
Undefeated Fury looked a shell of the fighter who scored sensational back-to-back stoppage wins over the feared Deontay Wilder.
And, after seeing the WBC heavyweight champ toil in the Riyadh Rumble, AJ's promoter Hearn is adamant his man would knock him "spark out".
The Matchroom Boxing chief told iFL TV: "I'm telling you and I say it with a big chest and all my heart and now all my brain, Anthony Joshua beats Tyson Fury every day of the week, he knocks him spark out.
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"And you can go around and say he's frozen out, he's a dosser, I'm a dosser, whatever.
"We saw on Saturday night, we know the weaknesses, there [points at head] and there [points at chin] aren't what they used to be.
"Make the fight, AJ against Fury… You have to make the AJ fight, you cannot retire without fighting Anthony Joshua.
"But, he'll do the job for you because he'll put you into retirement, I promise you that."
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Boxing novice Ngannou shocked the world with his virtuoso display against Fury, so much so that Hearn wants to see The Predator face AJ in a clash of African-born titans.
He told talkSPORT: "I can't believe I'm even saying this, but Francis Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua becomes a huge fight.
"If I'm Francis Ngannou I'm looking at it saying give me the biggest fight possible and that's two fights, it's Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder.
"They're the two massive fights for Ngannou, two huge men. But, we'll see, I can't even believe we're talking about this."
Ngannou, 37, will likely hold out for a rematch with Fury – who is set to throw down with Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight title fight early next year.
AJ, meanwhile, is still on the hunt for a long-overdue grudge match with Wilder.
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