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David Haye: Anthony Joshua is only one who can defeat Tyson Fury

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If anyone can beat Tyson Fury it’s Anthony Joshua, according to David Haye.

Joshua regained his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight championships with a revenge win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December while Fury claimed the WBC title with a dominant seventh-round stoppage of old rival Deontay Wilder in February.

Last week Joshua said that a fight with Fury was necessary to determine the true number one heavyweight on the planet.

“I think the only person who has the artillery, the skill set, the athleticism, the clean living, the know-how, the experience, to have a chance to beat Fury right now is Anthony Joshua,” Haye told Boxing Social.

“I think he’s the only person, realistically. If you were a betting man, if anyone’s got a chance they’d put [their money] on Joshua.

“So, he’s the only guy who has the tools to do it. If he lands his shots on Fury, the way Fury got put down – although his chin looked good last time – but Anthony Joshua is a master boxer as well.

“They underestimate his boxing skill. He hasn’t been boxing as long as Fury has, so he’s still learning.

“I don’t know, I can see Fury outboxing Joshua long on the inside, but then again I can see Anthony Joshua letting his hands go in the middle range. He throws such quick shots.

“The way he knocked out Alexander Povetkin, the fight was uncomfortable for him for a few rounds but when he put his shots together, it was over.