EDDIE HEARN warned Tyson Fury he is not capable of replicating his Deontay Wilder demolition on Anthony Joshua.
Fury, 31, scored a dominating seventh round stoppage against Wilder, 34, twice dropping the American during their rematch to win the WBC title last weekend.
It paves the way for a historic undisputed decider against WBA, IBF and WBO boss Joshua - who reclaimed his belts in a rematch win against Andy Ruiz Jr in December.
Fury stunned all as he ditched his trademark elusive backfoot style to batter and boss Wilder all around the Las Vegas ring - like he warned he would before the fight.
But promoter Hearn told the 6ft 9in unbeaten heavyweight that AJ will not be bullied like the Bronze Bomber, and reckons Joshua has the boxing ability to deal with Fury’s new aggressive tactics.
Hearn told SecondsOut: “He won’t walk Joshua down like he did to Wilder, he won’t, Joshua’s too strong, he’s too sharp and he’s too good.
“He’s [Joshua] not just waiting for this big right hand over the top.
“He’s got left hooks, he’s got uppercuts, he can fight to the body, he can fight on the inside, he can fight long.
“And Fury knows that, Fury will fight the fight against AJ that he boxed against Wladimir Klitschko.”
Joshua, 30, switched from his aggressive style of fighting to outbox Ruiz - who had KO’d AJ six months prior - in Saudi Arabia over 12 rounds.
But Fury’s 31-fight unbeaten stretch and one-sided beating of Wilder makes him a betting favourite going into the Battle of Britain against AJ.
But Hearn insisted Joshua - who KO’d Klitschko two years after Fury outpointed the Ukrainian - is at an advantage being the underdog for the first time in his career.
He explained: “I don’t believe AJ loses that fight but right now, the bookmakers say AJ is the underdog in that fight and I love it.
“I’d rather be the underdog in that fight because when he wins he’s going to get all the credit in the world. It’s the first time he’s been the underdog in a fight in his whole career.
“The Andy Ruiz rematch, even the Wladimir Klitschko fight, he was a slight narrow favourite in the fight, now he’s got that underdog mentality, he loves it, he wants this fight bad, and we’ll get it, 100 per cent.”
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Promoters of both Joshua and Fury have spoken about jumping straight into the heavyweight unification next.
But AJ is already mandated by the IBF to face Kubrat Pulev in his next fight while Wilder already confirmed he will activate his right to a third fight with Fury.
Should the Brit stars come through the unwanted interim fights, a November showdown is being targeted despite fears the clash could come as late as 2021.