MIKE TYSON believes Anthony Joshua's flaws are a 'recipe for disaster' in his £200m showdown with Tyson Fury.
The heavyweight title holders are on the verge of agreeing a mega deal for two unification fights this year.
Having claimed his WBO belt with a stunning victory over Deontay Wilder last February, many now believe the Gypsy King can go all the way.
And, speaking to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on his BBC No Passion, No Point podcast, the American outlined why he thinks Fury is the favourite.
Tyson, who returned to the ring in a draw with Roy Jones Jr last month, said: "It's very interesting, Joshua is a masterful puncher. But you can see his punches coming, he telegraphs his punches.
"And that's just a recipe for disaster if you're fighting Tyson Fury and you're telegraphing your punches – to a guy whose 6ft 7in, come on."
Joshua, 31, knocked out Kubrat Pulev last month to clear the path to face Fury.
AJ’s Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has got fight fans salivating this week after he sent a draft agreement to Fury's team.
The Gypsy King's UK promoter Frank Warren and his US counterpart Bob Arum will look over the documents and respond with any requested amendments in the coming days.
And a final agreement could be reached within two weeks, according to Hearn.
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Joshua's Essex based promoter also confirmed the fight will take place in June.
A jarring defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr saw the Brit lose his undefeated record in 2019 before he downed the Mexican to reclaim his titles.
It is still not known who Fury, 32, will take on next following the failure to agree a trilogy fight with Wilder.
In conversation ahead of his comeback versus Roy Jones Jr, Tyson told the Gypsy King to give the people 'what they want' and face Wilder for a third time.
He stated: "I think there are a lot of great heavyweight fighters in the division.
"Anyone who says that it's a bad division is just jealous, it's exciting.
"Tyson [Fury] can fight Wilder again and I like to see guys fight each other over and over again, if they're exciting fighters."
He added: "[Wilder] did [make mistakes], but if the fans want it, that's what it's all about.
"Tyson Fury is a fan fighter. The fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now.
"In England, Anthony Joshua is a big thing. But Tyson Fury has got the people now, he's got the masses. They follow him like he's a messiah."
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