According to former two-weight champion David Haye, Anthony Joshua is the only one with the physical tools to knock Tyson Fury out.
The pair is set to meet in a £75m Battle of Britain world heavyweight showdown in Cardiff on December 3 with Fury’s WBC title on the line.
Haye believes the British Nigerian can inflict Fury’s first professional defeat among everyone else in the heavyweight division.
The Brit said, “If anyone has the physical tools to beat Fury, the No.1 monster in the heavyweight division, then it is AJ.
“Many years ago, Fury and Joshua sparred and AJ got the better of him.
“If AJ can be strong, fast and aggressive against Fury, then he has a chance of surprising everyone.”
That 2010 session at Joshua’s Finchley club saw the Watford novice shake Fury with an upper cut during a sparring session.
Now Joshua, 32, is desperate to take the Gypsy King’s WBC crown after failing to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in his rematch defeat to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk last month.
“The world will have him as the underdog but for the first time ever the pressure will be totally off him and all on Fury,” Haye added.