WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury, has given his opinion on the much-speculated showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, which is expected to take place in early 2024.
Fury twice defeated Wilder to win and then defend the WBC crown, knocking out ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on both occasions.
After a year away from the ring, Wilder returned with a spectacular first-round stoppage of Robert Helenius, and now seems set to take on another of Britain’s heavyweight superstars in Anthony Joshua.
Wilder and ‘AJ’ have been linked to a fight for half a decade now, originally touted as a clash would crown the first ever four-belt heavyweight champion and the first undisputed ruler of the division since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
Although both men have since lost their titles it doesn’t seem to have taken any intrigue away from the contest, with many in the sport still calling it the most exciting fight that can be made today.
In a media scrum with Boxing Social for his upcoming fight with Francis Ngannou, Fury had a very blunt response when asked ‘who wins between Joshua and Wilder?’.
“Both p***ies, both losers, you can’t lie about that. I can’t lie, both p***ies, both losers.”
Fury on this occasion didn’t pick a winner, but just months prior told Boxing Social that Joshua would get ‘chinned’.
“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.”
Although talks seemed to be progressing well for the long-awaited clash, recent news has cast doubt on whether the heavyweight spectacle will finally take place.
Matchroom Promoter, Eddie Hearn has suggested looking at alternative hosts to Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom seemed nailed on to stage the event, and hasn’t ruled out Joshua fighting someone else in December if a deal is concluded soon.