Talk of a Saudi showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder has boxing fans salivating, with the prospect of arguably the heavyweight division’s two heaviest hitters locking horns already dominating headlines.
The consensus is that the fight – should it happen – has little chance of reaching the final bell. However, a certain British prospect sees things slightly differently.
In a recent interview with Pro Boxing Fans, Adam Azim revealed that he believes Joshua will find a way to score a decision win over the devastating American.
“That is a big fight, both are bangers in the division! I think Deontay Wilder has a really big backhand, and if anyone gets caught with that, they’re going down.
But I think ‘AJ’ has got the boxing ability to beat him. Tyson Fury has beat him three times, but also been put down by him.
It’s a 50/50 fight, but I think ‘AJ’ is going to win on points.”
Reports seem to suggest that talks for a December fight between Joshua and Wilder are progressing well, with both teams publicly stating their desire for the bout to next.
Skills Challenge Entertainment are strongly determined to host AJ vs Wilder, even if they can’t agree terms for an undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on the same show, which has been the long term intention of the outfit.
Joshua of course is no stranger to boxing in Saudi Arabia, with the oil rich country having played host to his successful rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019, as well as his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last summer.
Whilst Wilder has never boxed there himself, he was seen in attendance at the Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul fight week, where it is speculated that early talks for a fight with ‘AJ’ took place.