Tyson Fury would demolish Anthony Joshua with greater ease than Deontay Wilder, according to former featherweight champion Prince Naseem Hamed.
The ‘Gypsy King’ cruised to victory over Wilder with a seventh-round stoppage back in February, claiming the WBC heavyweight belt in the process.
Despite an agreement for a third fight with the Bronze Bomber and AJ’s pre-negotiated bout with Kubrat Pulev, there are hopes of an all-British showdown between Fury and Joshua to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Neither of the Brits’ scheduled fights will go ahead as planned this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic – and the pair could skip straight to the fight everyone wants if their current opponents agree to step aside.
Most pundits would expect Joshua – the WBO, WBA and IBF champion – to pose a greater threat to Fury than Wilder.
But three-time world champion Prince Naseem doesn’t see it that way.
“What he [Fury] has done has been phenomenal,” the Brit said on the Heavyweight Podcast.
“I am looking forward to Tyson vs Joshua and I do believe that Tyson is too fast and too slick.
“I think that’s maybe an easier fight than the Wilder one – and the Wilder one was very easy.”
Reports last week suggested that talks were already under way to organise a Battle of Britain bout between Fury, 31, and Joshua, 30.
But Fury’s promoter Frank Warren joined talkSPORT to rubbish those reports, insisting nothing is currently being negotiated.
He told talkSPORT: “We haven’t spoken to them. You’ve got to deal with the facts and Tyson has a contractual agreement with Deontay Wilder, and Pulev has signed on to fight AJ.
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“There’s been all these stories about negotiations going on, but there hasn’t been any because there’s nothing to negotiate. No offers have been made from either camp.
“All the parties concerned have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with one of the countries – but we can’t talk about that.
“There’s no offer forthcoming from them, nor indeed from any other people that we’ve spoken to thus far. Until you actually know what the offer is, how can you negotiate?”