Anthony Joshua would likely lose to Tyson Fury is the two fought for the undisputed heavyweight world championship, according to Carl Froch. Fury holds the WBC belt while Joshua has the IBF, WBA and WBO straps in his possession.
Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr last December to win back the belts he lost to the Mexican last summer.
Fury, meanwhile decimated Deontay Wilder over seven rounds to become a two-time world champion himself.
Wilder wants a rematch with Fury and that could take place later this year, but most want to see the Gypsy King up against Joshua.
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But Froch, who was trained by Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken throughout his career, believes Fury would come out on top.
“It’s [Fury] and AJ, one and two, and if you think to yourself, logically who wins between AJ and Fury?” He told Sky Sports.
“I think most people, the general consensus would be that Fury wins that one, but the only way to end any debate would be to see them share the ring.
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“Fury is just in front of Joshua in top spot.
“Part of my reasoning for this is because he was lineal champion, beating Wladimir Klitschko a few years ago to become champion and never lost the titles in the ring.
“Fury came back when everybody thought he couldn’t beat Wilder and I thought he won the first fight, even though he got dropped.
“The rematch was so one-sided, so conclusive, and I just think you’ve got to put him at No 1, above AJ.”
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Froch also added that he would still like to see Joshua fight Wilder, despite the American holding no belts.
“It would be good to see Joshua fight Wilder, that remains a decent match-up, even though Wilder was outclassed by Tyson Fury,” he said.
“I still want to see that fight. It would be a measuring stick to see where Joshua is – and it would be a good test to show that he can beat Wilder as well.
“A win for Joshua over Wilder builds the Fury fight even bigger.
“At the moment, Fury seems to be top dog after taking the WBC title from Wilder.
“They are going to meet again in a third fight and both will remain big names afterwards, regardless of the result.
“Why not put AJ against Wilder at some stage and really show that Joshua means business.”
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