Tyson Fury has made his prediction for a potential Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight – but he hopes he’s wrong.
‘The Gypsy King’ has been in the ring three times with Wilder – the first a draw followed by two conclusive stoppage wins. He knows the power the American possesses well, though, having been knocked down four times over the course of the trilogy.
It’s this that he believes will be the difference should Wilder and ‘AJ’ finally face off. Fury told Boxing Social at a recent press conference that he sees it ending with Joshua on his back, but would rather it the other way round.
“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.”
Joshua and Wilder have long been linked in the heavyweight division. At one stage a fight between them would have been for the undisputed crown. Today, the contest lacks titles, but the intrigue remains.
Wilder has knocked out every man he’s faced in the ring bar Fury, and Joshua boasts 22 stoppages from 25 wins. Luckily for fans, the US vs UK punch-up looks more likely than ever, with Saudi Arabia eager to play host.
The money that comes with a fight in the Middle East may just obliterate all previous roadblocks, and those on the inside are confident the fight takes place this December.
As for Fury, he’s currently without an opponent for a summertime fight, but his team are keen on revisiting negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk to crown a four-belt champion.
The plan from Saudi – one which many analysts believe is over ambitious – is to stage both of these fights on the same night.