Conor McGregor offers Tyson Fury tactical advice for Anthony Joshua fight

Conor McGregor has had his say on how he believes Tyson Fury should approach a long-awaited fight with fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua.

A bout between the two men looks to be edging closer after Joshua's WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk was contacted by the governing body and told he may have to wait for a title shot.

This would mean there is nothing left to prevent arguably the most anticipated fight in the history of British boxing in Joshua v Fury going ahead.

McGregor himself is back in UFC action for the first time in a year on Sunday, taking on American Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.

And speaking to TheMacLife the Irishman was asked about whether Fury should approach a fight against Joshua more like his first encounter with Deontay Wilder in 2018 or his second one last year.

"It's an interesting one," McGregor said. "Wilder is a lot smaller than him (Fury) – 40 pounds I believe the weight difference was.

"I would imagine he would be lighter on the feet and not as pressed forward against Joshua, and probably look to pick his pockets .

"Anthony is a powerful man. He's not the cleanest boxer technically but he is powerful and has his fundamentals down.

"It would be an interesting bout to see how both men would approach it. I'd certainly be interested to watch it."

Meanwhile on the topic of his return against Poirier, McGregor stuck to his prediction about knocking his opponent out within 60 seconds.

"I don't see him being able to withstand the power," he continued. "It's no slight on Dustin, it's just confidence in my preparation.

"But I would love to get some rounds in. We've put in a lot of work to get this body down the lightweight frame and that's where I am now."

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