TYSON FURY’S future heavyweight showdown with British rival Anthony Joshua already has everybody talking.
But boxing pundits remain split who will be crowned the undisputed champ when the two brutes step inside the ring.
Although the Battle of Britain is yet to be confirmed, talks are ongoing with a May or June mega-fight for the first of a double-header of scraps.
AJ appears to have fully recovered from his Andy Ruiz Jr horror show by convincingly knocking out Kubrat Pulev earlier this month.
Fury, 32, remains undefeated having won 30 from 31 fights including his last against Deontay Wilder in February.
Their intriguing battle has left boxing’s biggest names struggling to pick a clear winner.
Super middleweight king Canelo Alvarez simply picked Joshua when given the option – a prediction backed by former champ Johnny Nelson.
He told Sky Sports boxing: “AJ wins by late stoppage.
“AJ has that raw power which will make Fury think about boxing him more than beating him up.
“As Joshua gets his second wind in the later rounds, that’s when he’ll land a shot on Fury and knock him out.”
But the legendary Mike Tyson is not in agreement and has backed his namesake to prevail.
The Baddest Man on the Planet said: “He is the best heavyweight champion of the world since myself. He is the man, I don’t care what anybody says.”
Former two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman added: “That boy Tyson Fury, you’re going to have to bring everything you’ve got to beat him.
“I’m going to be honest with you – I just can’t see Joshua beating him.”
Fellow Brit Tony Bellew believes AJ’s style will prove too much for Fury to combat.
He said: “The top three heavyweights today, if you’re going on what they’re actually doing, you can’t really knock Tyson Fury for what he’s doing since he’s come back. I understand why people have him No1.
“I have to put Fury No 1, but I still think AJ beats him. Styles make fights, and I think AJ’s style is all wrong for Fury.”
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