ANTHONY JOSHUA could knock out Tyson Fury, according to the Gypsy King's uncle and former trainer Peter.
Peter Fury was in attendance in December as his son Hughie beat Mariusz Wach on the AJ vs Kubrat Pulev undercard.
He then watched on as Joshua emphatically beat Pulev – knocking him out in the ninth with a devastating straight right.
Focus has now switched to this year's potential Battle of Britain between Joshua and Tyson.
But speaking in the aftermath of the AJ win, Peter warned his nephew about the Londoner's devastating power.
Asked for his thoughts on the unification bout, Peter said: "It will be a great fight.
“Both up for it, aren’t they. So it’ll be a great fight if it happens. Both have different styles though, Tyson is a totally different style to Pulev.
“It would be a great fight. Those shots [AJ landed wouldn’t be landing on Tyson so clean. He’s an exceptional talent but if AJ can land, anyone is going down.
“But the same for Tyson – he’s a puncher as well. So it works both ways. It’s a pick’em fight to be honest.”
Joshua and Fury will reportedly bag £100MILLION EACH if the fight is held in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are believed to be in the race to host the bout which is expected to be staged in June.
A deal could be done imminently once minor tweaks to the contracts are ironed out.
British fans are desperate for it to be staged in the UK although that looks increasingly unlikely due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Wherever the fight of a lifetime is put on, it is sure to be an epic and Fury offered advice to AJ on how he might improve against his nephew.
Fury added: "I think he’s a little bit hesitant in there. I think when he fires those jabs, he needs to fire them in combinations and let his hands go.
“He didn't seem to let his hands go much tonight in there, but when he did let them go he was lethal. He waited too long for me. But every fighter has things to work on.
“For me, he’s too upright. There’s no lateral movement, he needs a lot more of that because Tyson has got a lot of that. He’s got that in abundance, actually. He can bend right down there and fire a shot! He’s very awkward.
“Listen, Lennox Lewis is the last undisputed heavyweight champion. The fans want to see this fight so let it happen. I think it would be a great fight.”
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