Tyson Fury coach backs him up to beat Anthony Joshua

LONDON: Tyson Fury is mentally stronger than Anthony Joshua and would beat his British rival in a similar way to how he defeated Deontay Wilder , according to the coach of the WBC heavyweight champion Andy Lee .

Fury once again held one of the world's top four belts when Wilder's long reign as champion ended, knocking the undefeated American twice on the way to a seventh round stoppage in February.

While he is contractually bound to face Wilder a third time and Joshua is slated to face Kubrat Pulev Then the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent suspension from major boxing shows has clouded the problem.

It is speculated that a domestic fight could take precedence, but Lee can only see one result in a fight that would determine the undisputed heavyweight world champion.

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I think (Joshua) is still an improving fighter, Lee told Sky Sports. A little inexperience and mentally he is not as strong as Tyson.

I think Tyson would beat him in eight rounds. I like Anthony Joshua, I think he's a great fighter, a great champion.

I still think it's a great fight and a great showdown and it's the only real showdown in the heavyweight division that both boys have left, but I think Tyson wins similarly to what he did to Wilder.

Lee believes Wilder would be unwise to return directly to the ring with Fury due to the one-sided nature of his February competition in Las Vegas.

Everything is up for grabs again, whatever the fights that were made before the closing became null and void as everything is set for renegotiation again, Lee said.

If I was on Wilder's team, I'd say 'take another fight, maybe Andy Ruiz or someone else, and get a win, regain their confidence and try to improve, then come back and fight Tyson again for the trilogy. '

If they fight again, I can only see that it goes the same way, if not more emphatically for Tyson.