ANTHONY JOSHUA will lose his eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson Fury, according to his former opponent Andy Ruiz Jr.
The unified heavyweight king is gearing up for the biggest fight in the history of British boxing, which is set to take place in the summer.
Fleet-footed WBC king Fury has been tipped by many to get the better of the powerful AJ, who failed to impress Ruiz Jr in his last outing against Kubrat Pulev.
The Mexican, who upset Joshua in June 2019, told Little Giant Boxing: “I think that it’s gonna be an interesting fight.
“I fought Anthony Joshua, I haven’t fought Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury has a real style, he’s tall, he fights tall.
“I kinda see Tyson Fury winning that fight.
I wasn’t too impressed with Anthony Joshua’s last performance, but he got the job done.
“I think maybe Tyson Fury might get him, depends how awkward he is.
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“If he boxes – Anthony hasn’t fought anybody that boxes around and moves around, so we’ll see.”
Negotiations over Joshua vs Fury resumed after the former knocked out Pulev at Wembley Arena last December, although a two-fight deal had already been agreed.
The finer details of the contract are still being hashed out, although Joshua hinted earlier this week an announcement is imminent.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Olympic gold medallist tweeted: "Another positive meeting with @258mgt.
"They've informed me things are shaping up nicely.
"They will be sharing the update with Eddie [Hearn] and you'll be hearing from me soon."
Joshua's tweet echoes comments recently made by his promoter, Eddie Hearn.
The Matchroom Boxing chief told iFL TV: “To be honest with you I don’t really wanna talk about the fight because I keep saying the same thing, don’t I? 'Two weeks, hopefully it’ll be done'.
“I don’t wanna bore people, but I said to Bob, ‘I’m getting asked about it 20 times a day in interviews, what do you want me to say?’
“So what I’ll tell you – and I don’t think we should go too deep into it – is we’ve sent the contract, we’ve had minor requests for changes which all seem a reasonable discussion.
“And hopefully it shouldn’t be too long to go before an official announcement.
"Still some work to go, but we’re close.”
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