Tyson Fury edges Anthony Joshua in form after Deontay Wilder win, claims ex-champ David Haye

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TYSON FURY edges the formbook boast over Anthony Joshua because he toppled Deontay Wilder first, says David Haye.

AJ took aim at the Gypsy King’s career last week, accusing him of enjoying just two high-profile wins against long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko.

Joshua feels his collection of scalps — including Dillian Whyte, Klitschko, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin — far outstrips Fury’s record.

But Fury secured his first fight with Bronze Bomber Wilder back in 2018.

And former two-weight king Haye feels that is the only chink in AJ’s argument that he is the best British heavyweight around.

The Hayemaker told SunSport: “I have never been a big fan of comparing fighters’ records against each other.

“You don’t know if they caught a great name in decline or faced a good prospect on the rise.

“I am sure the version of Klitschko that AJ beat was different to the Klitschko that Fury beat.

A lot of people say Fury is the big favourite on the back of the Wilder win but we don’t know if AJ would have done it easier.

But one thing is clear — the best fighter who could have been on either of their resumes was Wilder.

“Does that mean that Fury is better? You never know because AJ might have beaten Wilder first, in even better style. We will never know.”

Haye, who was, speaking at the launch of his Black Mask company, wants to see Fury and AJ settle their feud.

He added: “I hear a lot of people say Fury is the big favourite on the back of the Wilder win, but we don’t know if AJ would have done it easier.

“You could make the case that AJ has led a cleaner life-style and never ballooned up to 28st.

But Tyson has been boxing for a lot longer, since he was a child.”

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