Should Tyson Fury grant a fourth fight to Deontay Wilder, or Anthony Joshua a first, it’s widely accepted that the two must fight one another.
At one time, Joshua-Wilder would have been for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Joshua has since lost his belts to Oleksandr Usyk, and Wilder failed to keep his WBC strap over a trilogy with Fury.
It seems a perfect match-up for the heavyweight division then, and that’s without considering the potential outcome given both fighters are bonafide hard-hitters.
Asked by Sky Sports if Joshua had it in him to beat Wilder, Fury said it didn’t matter.
“They’re both out in the cold and they’re both frozen, so it don’t really matter.”
Although Fury used his answer to belittle both men and their current standings this time around, he has previously told Boxing Social how he thinks the fight goes – and it’s not good news for his countryman.
“Do you need me to answer that? I think we all know what happens. I’d love for AJ to knock him out, because Wilder’s a little b**ch. He’s a moaning p**sy, forgive me for my language. But I just see [Joshua] getting chinned to be honest.”
For any prediction to be put to the test, the two former champions must manage to put pen to paper – something that they’ve so far failed to do at any attempt.
Whilst an offer from Skill Challenge Entertainment in Saudi Arabia looked to make it happen at the end of this year, that was recently taken off the table and both teams are now said to be considering other locations.
Fans will want to see the heavyweights compete in the meantime as Joshua continues to keep active under new coach, Derrick James, and Wilder seeks some much-needed activity having only boxed one round in over a year.