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Tyson Fury backs Anthony Joshua to beat Francis Ngannou 'COMFORTABLY' if he adopts this exact strategy – and reveals what the world's hardest puncher did WRONG after knocking him down during their own bout

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  • Tyson Fury has given Anthony Joshua advice on how to beat Francis Ngannou
  • He identified a big flaw in Ngannou’s style that could see him come undone 
  • Fury beat Ngannou by split decision in October after being knocked to the floor

Tyson Fury has endorsed Anthony Joshua to defeat Francis Ngannou ‘comfortably’ in Saudi Arabia – and given him precise instructions on how to do so.

The Gypsy King also revealed Ngannou’s biggest flaw in elite boxing and why the former UFC champion couldn’t capitalise after sensationally knocking Fury down in their October bout. 

However, he warned that AJ is ‘not as elusive as I am’ and fears he could end up on the deck if he doesn’t follow a particular strategy. 

Joshua stands to pocket around £39million when he collides with UFC champion Ngannou in Riyadh on Friday night.

‘I’m looking for an explosive fight, Fury told DAZN Boxing. 

Tyson Fury has explained how Anthony Joshua can beat Francis Ngannou 'comfortably'

Tyson Fury has explained how Anthony Joshua can beat Francis Ngannou ‘comfortably’

He has also identified a shortcoming in Ngannou's boxing ability that Joshua can exploit

He has also identified a shortcoming in Ngannou’s boxing ability that Joshua can exploit 

‘If Joshua uses the jab, moves his feet, he wins comfortably. 

‘If he gets involved, he could get tagged like I did. I should have probably used my jab, danced round him, and won 10-0, but I tried to jump in with the big power shots and hit him, bang, bang. 

‘I was having a lot of success early with the one-two, and he was taking them, to his credit, so I got a little bit greedy, and ended up on the seat of my a** in my pants, but hey, that’s boxing.’

He added: ‘Use your jab, get back up.

‘What I will say is, with his limited boxing experience, after he’s landed and hurt someone, he doesn’t really have the ability to set more shots up on an elite-level boxer to get him out of there.

‘Anthony Joshua is not as elusive as I am, even on my worst night he’s not as elusive as I am, so he might land on him and who knows, if he lands on him, and he can’t take the power, he’ll be on the seat of his a** like I was. 

‘I’m looking forward to seeing who wins the fight.’ 

Fury fought Ngannou in what was the former UFC champion’s first professional boxing fight. 

Fury encouraged Joshua to use his jab, stay light on his feet, and not get dragged into trying to land blockbuster punches

Fury encouraged Joshua to use his jab, stay light on his feet, and not get dragged into trying to land blockbuster punches 

Ngannou sent Fury spinning in the third round in October but ultimately lost by split decision

Ngannou sent Fury spinning in the third round in October but ultimately lost by split decision

While Ngannou floored the WBC heavyweight champion in the third round, Fury went on to win by split decision. 

One judge scored the fight 95-94 for Ngannou, but the other two score it 96-93 and 95-94 in favour of the Gypsy King.

Ngannou holds the record for the hardest punch in the world, with a speed power equal to the horsepower of a family car. Nobody has broken his record since it was set in 2018. 

Such explosive prowess in his fist makes him a fearsome opponent for anybody who crosses his path. 

However, AJ’s experience at the top table of boxing is a huge advantage. While Ngannou has boxing expeirence from his youth and MMA, he has not dedicated his life to the discipline in the way Joshua has. 

Ngannou doesn’t have the ability to string together shots against elite boxers, Fury claimed – but warned he could still fell AJ with a devastating blow

Joshua has a professional record of 27-3 and has recovered his reputation since defeats against Andy Ruiz Jr. and Oleksandr Usyk (twice).

The Brit has since beaten Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius, and Otto Wallin.