Steve Collins has tipped Tyson Fury to defeat Anthony Joshua when the 2 heavyweights lastly collide of their proposed two-fight unification collection.
Eddie Hearn revealed final week that contracts have been signed by the 2 males for the battle to lastly happen, though neither a date nor a venue has been confirmed.
The Matchoom Boxing supremo joined talkSPORT to dismiss claims the primary battle could possibly be delayed till later within the yr to maximise the positioning price, with a number of presents coming in from the world over to host the battle.
Not since Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis crossed paths has there been an undisputed heavyweight world title battle, with this proposed battle being the primary of the four-belt period.
With a summer time date now firmly focused by each groups representing Joshua and Fury, the considered the 2 Brits lastly colliding after years of verbal spars seems increasingly more probably.
Collins joined Struggle Night time on Saturday evening to preview the bout and admitted though he is a big fan of WBA, WBO and IBF champion Joshua, his lack of expertise compared to ‘The Gypsy King’ is a priority.
Having knocked out Deontay Wilder in his final battle, Fury has emerged as a favorite already after exhibiting he can field and brawl in equal measure. For Joshua, who has spent his whole profession underneath Rob McCracken, Collins sees this as a problem.
“I’m a giant fan of Anthony Joshua,” he instructed talkSPORT on Struggle Night time. “I feel he’s beautiful, an incredible man.
“He’s nice for boxing, however my downside is there may be a lot extra he can be taught. He hasn’t had the schooling in boxing.
“He has had one coach – an excellent coach – however all you understand is what that coach taught him.
“There’s a lot extra he must be taught, and hasn’t discovered but. After which I take a look at Fury, okay?
“I take a look at a person who’s 6ft 9ins and strikes like a middleweight, I imply, he’s distinctive. How can a heavyweight be as cellular and as agile?
“Plus he’s courageous, robust and he can take a very good shot and are available again. I feel he’s so laborious to beat.
“For me, he’s the person who’s going to win the battle.”