A former British boxing hardman gives Anthony Joshua very little chance against Deontay Wilder.
This fight is one of the most desired in boxing right now, and has been for some time. Both big-hitting heavyweights are former champions with huge profiles on either side of the Atlantic. They have often talked of facing one another in the ring but have, as of yet, failed to sign any contracts.
They will, however, be appearing not the same bill on December 23 in Saudi Arabia. Former unified champion Joshua faces Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin, while the one-time WBC champion Wilder comes up against another former champion in Joseph Parker on a bill that also includes Daniel Dubois versus Jarrell Miller and Dimitry Bivol versus Lyndon Arthur.
One now-retired fighter who has experience of coming up against a huge rival is Carl Froch, the man who twice fought George Groves across some of British boxing’s biggest-ever nights.
Speaking to Gambling Zone, the former super middleweight champion made a bold prediction for what would happen should Joshua and Wilder meet in the ring.
“Deontay Wilder knocks him el sparko in round one, I’ve always said that.”
He then laid out some specifics.
“Wilder comes out round one and goes for him ’cause AJ is tentative and frightened of his own shadow now, he’s got no belief. Throws a bomb and lands on his chin, AJ falls over and he won’t get up. Whether he can get up or not, he’s not going to want to get up.”