Former 3-time world super middleweight champion, Carl Froch has touched on the fight that everybody would like to see made in 2018. Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder has the potential to be one of the biggest matchups in the sport and both fighters are keen for the showdown to take place.
“The big fight for him (Joshua) is Deontay Wilder – that fight will have to happen,” Froch told Drivetime on talkSPORT. “Eddie Hearn has told us that fight will happen in 2018, so he better give it to us – he probably won’t like me saying this – but he said it’s going to happen, the fans want to see it happen – so it’s going to have to happen.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) November 9, 2017
Froch who was an elite level fighter in his professional fighting days explained there may be a need to build the fight and let it marinate at this point in time.
“I think Joshua might get away with one or two more fights before that, but that will be it, and then we’ll know. I think Joshua beats Deontay Wilder – he’s too big for him,” commented Froch.
Explaining his standpoint on the potential heavyweight showdown, Froch feels Joshua’s superior technique and fundamentals makes him an overwhelming favourite
“Wilder is really loose and opens up with really wide shots. Joshua is very clever. And boxing beats that Wilder way of swinging and that wind-milling. He’ll just stay down the pipe, throw a nice straight one-two, walk Deontay Wilder onto a shot and absolutely frighten him if he boxes like that,” Froch added.
On the other hand, Froch did acknowledge that he views Wilder as the man with more concussive one punch power. Froch detailed “But Wilder has got that dangerous punch. He’s a one-punch knockout man – he can bang hard – and if he catches Joshua on the chin, it’s a hit, and that’s what’s so fascinating.”
I AM the most feared man in this sport. I AM the boogeyman of boxing. pic.twitter.com/h24G2bRihG
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) November 9, 2017