James Ali Bashir: 'Tyson Fury can't throw a punch'

Bashir: 'Fury can't throw a punch'
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Wladimir's Klitschko's trainer James Ali Bashir does not believe that Tyson Fury would provide a challenge for the world heavyweight champion.

James Ali Bashir has said that Tyson Fury would not provide a real challenge for Wladimir Klitschko, claiming that he slaps rather than punches.

The British boxer has been trying to secure a bout with the Ukrainian fighter, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion belts.

Klitschko's trainer told Baylor TV: "In my opinion, the only two boxers who can throw a real challenge to Wladimir Klitschko are Kubrat Pulev and David Price.

"Tyson Fury? No. I don't have a particularly high opinion of Tyson Fury. He's a big and strong guy, but he can't throw a punch. He slaps rather than hits.

"Wladimir Klitschko would knock Tyson Fury out. Fury against Vitali? Look, I'm not impressed with Tyson Fury. He's a big guy, throws a lot of punches, but Vitali would beat him."

Fury, who is unbeaten during his professional career, last fought against American Kevin Johnson in December.

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