Gerald Washington has been an active heavyweight for over a decade and has fought and sparred many of the top names in the division in that time, including Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
He’s now shared who he thinks would come out in top in the transatlantic match-up between Joshua and Wilder.
Speaking to ESNEWS, Washington is picking the American to overcome the Brit if the proposed December fight materialises.
“I sparred everybody. I’m not trying to get hit by them, but I got wobbled by Wilder. I didn’t get wobbled by Joshua.
I got Wilder in that [proposed fight with Joshua in Saudi Arabia]. I see Joshua getting caught.”
Washington also sees Wilder doing the same to Andy Ruiz Jr if they were to face each other.
“I see Andy getting caught too [if he fights Wilder.] I think Deontay will smoke Andy, bro. It don’t matter [who has better footwork or defense,] Wilder is way better bro. Wilder by knockout, for sure.”
Fifth round stoppage is how Wilder ended the fight with Washington back in February 2017.
Since then, Washington has taken losses against the likes of Jarrell Miller, Adam Kownacki and Charles Martin, though managed to knock out Robert Helenius in 2019.
As for Wilder and the rest of the top dogs, none of these proposed fights has actually been signed, and 2023 is yet to see its first battle for any of the belts.
Wilder could face off against Ruiz Jr as the pair are in negotiations to fight after the WBC ordered a final eliminator between the two.
Joshua, meanwhile, seems to be edging closer to a rematch with Dillian Whyte in what would be a second pro fight but third overall with his fellow Londoner. Should both come through, they’re expected to face off next.