John Fury joins Boxing Social to predict three big heavyweight match-ups on this weekend’s Day Of Reckoning card in Saudi Arabia. Anthony Joshua takes on tricky southpaw Otto Wallin, Deontay Wilder returns against a fellow former champion in Joseph Parker, and Daniel Dubois looks to silence the controversial Jarrell Miller.
Anthony Joshua-Otto Wallin
It’s that difficult of a job. AJ has something in him, he’ll bite down on his gum-shield because he knows he’s got to. I’m going Wallin. I’ve got to with the team he’s got, the trainer he’s got, and how awkward he is. He wants it doesn’t he.
AJ is coming off disappointment. He’s just got in with a new trainer and, no disrespect to Ben Davison, he’s a good kid, he’s 25-years-old whatever he is, but he can’t match Joey Gamache. And that’s why I’m going Wallin.
Deontay Wilder-Joseph Parker
I don’t know how much Wilder’s got left. If Joe Parker can get it on him and force him to fight off the back foot, he’ll make a fight of it. But I’ve got to say Wilder’s power, there’s only one man who can take it, and that’s Tyson The Gypsy King.
Joe can grow a pair and throw everything at him but the kitchen sink, and he’s going to have to have a lot of movement, a lot of awkwardness and a lot of game-ness… But I’ve got to say Wilder.
Daniel Dubois-Jarrell Miller
Daniel Dubois, a good kid, but his heart is questionable. He’s quit in two fights. That for me is a no-go area. Miller, talented kid, fast hands, big guy. They’re so close you know. If Dubois’ balls were a bit bigger I’d say Dubois, but they’re not.
I’m going to say Miller. He’s an unbeaten kid. He can put them together and I don’t think Daniel likes being hit too much does he? But a good kid, he can bang himself, he could knock Miller out cold with one shot, he’s got the power, but I’ll go Miller I think, the other one’s proved to be a bit of a quitter.