Tyson Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum has stated he’s unconvinced by Anthony Joshua.
The rival heavyweight champions had been supposed to satisfy this summer season, just for the battle to break down late into negotiations.
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Arum promotes Tyson Fury within the US and Frank Warren is his UK promoter
An arbitration ruling pressured Fury right into a trilogy battle with Deontay Wilder on October 9 as a substitute, whereas AJ should now defend towards Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
After this, there’s hope the pair will lastly meet within the ring in February 2022.
When requested what hazard Joshua would pose to Fury, Arum advised Gareth A Davies: “I’m not thrilled with Joshua, I don’t suppose a lot of Joshua.
“As a result of each time the identify Joshua is talked about, I see him laying on the canvas after getting hit by a non-puncher like Andy Ruiz.
“I’m telling you the reality.
“I could also be underestimating Joshua, however I’m not satisfied that Joshua is an elite heavyweight.”
Ruiz Jr floored AJ 4 occasions and stopped him in his solely US battle so far
Arum additionally didn’t maintain again along with his ideas on how AJ is perceived in America.
He continued: “That is no disrespect to him, Anthony Joshua means subsequent to nothing in america with the boxing group.
“All they bear in mind of Anthony Joshua is his one battle in america the place he acquired knocked out by a non-puncher like Andy Ruiz.
“That view of Anthony Joshua won’t change simply.
Joshua dominated Ruiz Jr of their Saudi Arabia rematch six months later
“So if Anthony Joshua fought Tyson Fury in america, it wouldn’t do almost in addition to Tyson Fury’s upcoming battle with Deontay Wilder.
“He’s not a persona, he doesn’t come via to the US public.
“It might very nicely be totally different the best way he connects with the UK public, however he doesn’t join with the American public.
“They don’t know who he’s or what he stands for. They nothing about him.”