Mike Tyson believes Anthony Joshua’s style would be a “recipe for disaster” against Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Fury have agreed in principle to fight twice next year to determine the best heavyweight in the world.
Fury is the favourite to beat his domestic rival and Tyson believes Joshua would need to alter his style to overcome his fellow world champion.
“I think there are a lot of great heavyweight fighters in the division, anyone who says it’s a bad division is jealous,” he told promoter Eddie Hearn.
“This is an exciting division and the fact that Tyson can fight [Deontay] Wilder again, that’s interesting too.
“That’s why i like to see guys fighting over and over again because they’re exciting fighters.
“It’s very interesting about Joshua, he’s a massive puncher but you can see his punches coming.
“He telegraphs his punches and that’s just a recipe for disaster when you’re fighting a guy like Tyson Fury.
“If you’re telegraphing your punches for a guy 6ft 7in… come on.
Tyson Fury is a fan fighter, the fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now.
” Anthony Joshua is a big thing but Tyson Fury, he’s got the people now, he’s got the masses now. They’re following him like he’s the messiah.”
Tyson makes his own return to the ring this weekend when he takes on Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition bout.
The legends will clash in Los Angeles but no winner will be declared and neither man will be allowed to knock the other out.