Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has labelled Anthony Joshua ‘a poor man’s Frank Bruno’ in a social media post released on Tuesday.
Obviously comparing the two due to their physiques, Fury made the joke as Joshua continues preparation to face his old opponent Wladimir Klitschko.
As Fury, by his own admission, is a long way away from a ring return, Joshua has taken centre stage from the one-time unified champion and bids to go some way to equalling his efforts.
Victory for Joshua over Klitschko at Wembley Stadium would leave the 2012 Olympic gold medallist just one belt away from mimicking what Fury did in November 2015 and potentially one step closer to luring the ex-ruler out of his partly self-imposed exile.
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 18, 2017
Joshua may need to do a better job on Klitschko though in order to entice Fury to getting back to full time training, which would mean a stoppage or a one-sided and comprehensive points win.
Being put in the same bracket as the much-loved Bruno may not be seen as a dismissal in Joshua’s eyes, although ‘AJ’ has a chance to let his fists do the talking at the end of the month in a record-breaking clash set to be broadcast on Showtime, HBO and Sky Box Office on both sides of the Atlantic.
Hopefully we will see Fury back trading punches as soon as possible, potentially against Joshua, as promoter Eddie Hearn would be well aware any records the Klitschko fight breaks could be eclipsed even further if an all-British super-fight comes to fruition on the back of April 29.