Deontay Wilder has picked a winner between his former opponent, Tyson Fury, and his potential future one, Anthony Joshua.
Wilder is looking to get himself back in the mix at the top of the heavyweight division, so he’ll be keeping a keen eye on what’s happening as he readies himself for his comeback this month.
All of the talk of the sport’s premier weight class recently has been surrounding the WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, and former Unified Champion, Anthony Joshua. The two British fighters looked set to square off on December 3, however negotiations slowed, stuttered and stopped to a halt.
Still, it didn’t stop ‘The Bronze Bomber’ making a prediction. Speaking to veteran journalist, Dan Rafael, on his Fight Freaks Unite podcast, Wilder made what some would say was a surprising pick.
“If it happens, I think it will be a good fight. I can see that fight going the distance, I don’t see that fight being a knockout or nothing like that.”
“I can see Joshua beating him [Fury]. It’s crazy to say, some people are like how do you see that? But I can really see Joshua winning that fight to be honest. If he goes in and [does] what he has to do and not think so much. I think Joshua thinks a lot. He doubts himself a lot as well. I don’t think he has a lot of self-motivation, or self-confidence.”
“I think if he changes a few things mentally, he can come back and redeem himself more so than ever.”
The prediction is curious considering Wilder has shared the ring with Fury three times – drawing one and losing two. Given that these are the only losses of his career, fans might expect him to acknowledge ‘The Gypsy King’ as the best heavyweight currently fighting.
Despite the intriguing pick, it doesn’t look like we will be seeing the Fury – AJ scrap anytime soon. Deontay Wilder, however, returns to the ring against Robert Helenius on October 15.