Is Deontay Wilder scared of Anthony Joshua?

Apparently Deontay Wilder has been having second thoughts fighting against Anthony Joshua. Sky Sports boxing analyst Johnny Nelson gave some interesting info recently about the sparring sessions between Wladimir Klitschko and Wilder.

“Let me tell you this. Wilder had sparred with Wladimir Klitschko on various occasions. Wladimir Klitschko knocked him out cold twice and put him down a third time with a body shot. This is the worst kept secret going,” said Nelson.

The man who has issued many challenges towards Joshua has been stopped in sparring on multiple occasions by Klitschko. Therefore Nelson believes ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is in no rush to fight Joshua.

“His attitude changed. Wilder sees what Anthony Joshua did to Klitschko and he thinks, ‘Wow’. That is one hell of a fight. No fighter is a bottler, but his attitude to thinking this is a soft touch completely changed when he saw that fight,” told Nelson.

Good news for Wilder is that he doesn’t need to face Joshua anytime soon. The rematch against Klitschko is most likely happening and after that Joshua has to deal with his mandatory challengers.