According to David Hay, it will be ‘very tough’ for Anthony Joshua to beat Tyson Fury.
A world heavyweight title uniform between the pair was postponed for much of this year.
But those hopes would go up in flames, with Deontay Wilder winning his arbitration decision for the Fury trilogy bout, and AJ again losing to Alexander Usyk.
Should Joshua be able to defeat Usyk next year, with promoter Eddie Hearn triggering his rematch clause, he will still be ready to face the Gypsy King at some point.
But former two-division champion Hi doesn’t think AJ will have much of a chance.
Speaking on BT Sport, the 40-year-old said: “I think with the strength of that performance, it will be very tough for AJ.
“After watching AJ’s last performance against Usik, watching Fury take shots down the pipe from Wilder, he was able to back up and rough him up.
“The fact that AJ stood on the border with Usick in a boxing match… Is AJ going to beat Fury in a boxing match? I don’t think so.”
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Fury, 33, was forced to face adversity last night, being stretched on canvas by Wilder twice and down on the scorecard after six rounds.
But he found a way to turn the tide, allowing KO to retain his WBA belt in the 11th round.
Following his victory, Fury admitted that he ‘feels sorry’ for the opponents he has to face.
I’m a Generation Fighter, I’m really sorry for all the people I’ve had to fight
He roared: “I can only be the best fighter of my day, and so have I. I am the best fighter of my era.
“I am generation fighter, I am really sorry for all the people who have had to fight with me.
“Because I’m in the dressing room at home, I don’t panic – you know it’s a boxing fight for me.
“I feel sorry for them because they are fighting a generation fighter, that’s for sure.”
He also compared himself to King Kong before going out to party in downtown Las Vegas with wife Paris and brother Tommy.