Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are in talks to finally face off this year, and the Furys are split as to who comes out victorious.
The transatlantic tear-up has had life breathed into it in the form of Saudi Arabia, with the nation keen to throw money to make the bout happen after years of frustration.
Given it’s tentatively set for this winter, predictions are coming back around.
At a recent press conference, ‘The Gypsy King’ – who has shared a trilogy of fights with Wilder – said that the most likely outcome is his old foe knocking Joshua out – although he was keen to point out that he hoped this wouldn’t be the case.
“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.”
Wilder has 42 knockouts from 43 wins, so, as far as predictions go, it’s not a fanciful one.
His father, John, disagrees though. Speaking to a media scrum as captured by FightHype, the elder Fury said the Brit gets the job done inside the distance.
“AJ will knock [Wilder] out. And you know why? Because Deontay Wilder can’t take shots on the side of his head. Tyson, ‘The Gypsy King’ cracked his skull. If AJ lands in the same place, AJ knocks him out.”
Wilder was handed two stoppage defeats by WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury, both particularly punishing with heavy knockdowns beforehand.
The contrasting picks paint a good picture of the intrigue surrounding the AJ-Wilder bout, which was once to be for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Despite the lack of belts on the line in 2023, it’s high up on the lists of fans as big fights go.