A heavyweight blockbuster clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder looks more likely than ever and Tyson Fury has made it clear who he thinks will come out on top.
Joshua was in action earlier this month, dispatching of Finnish heavyweight Robert Helenius in the 7th round with a highlight reel knockout. It just so happens that Helenius was the last man Wilder faced, almost a year ago – that night ‘The Bronze Bomber’ managed to knock the ‘Nordic Nightmare’ out cold in the very first round.
Comparing his own performance to ‘AJ’s, Wilder said there could be ‘no comparison’:
“I won with a first-round knockout. He knocked him out in the seventh round.
It ain’t no comparison. There’s just not any comparisons. The world knows that. But a win is a win no matter how it comes, that’s just how we have to look at the situation.”
The American heavy hitter also confirmed that Joshua was ‘next up’ for him and that they were working on a two fight deal.
Speaking at a press conference earlier in the year, Fury made it clear that he wants his fellow Brit to come out victorious but expected Wilder to win by knockout.
“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.”
Fury has of course defeated Wilder twice and if Joshua could get his hand raised against the former WBC champion it would set up potentially the biggest fight in British boxing history.
Eddie Hearn confirmed that representatives from Saudi Arabia were in London recently to finalise a deal for the Joshua-Wilder clash.