UNBEATEN heavyweight star Joe Joyce has warned Tyson Fury not to fight the same way against Anthony Joshua as he did against Deontay Wilder.
The 35-year-old British, Commonwealth and European champion believes the Gypsy King cannot fight in the same aggressive manner that saw him stop the Bronze Bomber.
Fury, 32, went into his rematch against the American looking for the knockout as he showed the former WBC champion no respect safe in the knowledge he could handle his power.
But Joyce has stated that Fury must change his tactics against WBA, WBO and IBF king Joshua, who is a more technically gifted boxer than Wilder.
Commenting on the eagerly-anticipated contest, Joyce – who has sparred both Fury and AJ – stressed that the two-time Ring Magazine champ has to fight on the outside.
Asked about the bout, he told BT Sport: "That’s a tough fight, a 50-50 fight. I don’t even know how it’s going to go.
"For instance, Fury-Wilder I, he [Fury] was more elusive. In Fury-Wilder II, Fury came forward. So I wonder what he’s going to do against Joshua?"
Pressed on whether Fury should fight how he did against Wilder in their rematch, Joyce said: "It’s a 50-50 fight, and hopefully, we see something spectacular.
"I’m not sure that’ll be a wise idea against Joshua, though."
Before adding: "I know Joshua can come forward, and when he does, he’s very dominant and gets very powerful and dangerous when he comes forward.
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"But he’s also learned to be on his back foot and just like pick the shots and be very similar to like how you know like careful and safe the [Wladimir] Klitschko style behind the jab and the classic boxing style.
"I’m sure it’ll ignite and there will be some big punches. Someone may get knocked down and get back up.
“Everyone can keep on speculating but until the fight happens, you don’t really know. He’s [Joshua] got such big arms. His entire guard is tight.
"Obviously, Fury can be loose and unpredictable, so shots can come from anywhere.
"So it’s going to be very interesting which way it’s going to go."
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn recently declared that the domestic dust-up could take place as early as June.
He told iFL TV: “I hope that we can finalise contracts in the next two weeks.
“And then the plan from there is to go out and start discussing with the various sites that have approached to stage this fight.
“What we wanna do is make sure we’ve got a deal papered to move forwards and start having these conversations, and then lock in the venue and the date.
“There isn’t a lot to be sorted. We’re in a good place. I believe we’ll have these contracts finalised in the next couple of weeks.
“I believe this fight will take place in June.”
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