Deontay Wilder names three boxers who could beat Anthony Joshua

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2018 | 0

Deontay Wilder has time and again claimed he does not fear Anthony Joshua, and that he can beat the Brit on the way to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion.

The duo has long been in talks for a mega fight, but negotiations have always failed to materialize. But, the American Wilder insists that apart from him, there are a couple of other guys who can get the better of Joshua, the holder of WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts.

Wilder, who is set for the biggest fight of his career against Tyson Fury come December 1, feels the latter has the goods to  overpower Joshua as well.

He also backed Luis Ortiz, against whom he recovered from a knockdown to score a 10th-round KO, to beat the the 2012 Olympic champion.

“Of course, [Joshua] beat the guys that they’ve put in front of him and tried to hype the media up like they [opponents] were bigger than what they really were,” Wilder was quoted as saying by BoxingScene.

“So he’s had his opportunities, and as far as I’m concerned, this [fight] right here will tell the world who is the best of the best because I don’t feel that Joshua can beat me, nor can he beat Fury nor the second-best heavyweight in the world, [Luis] Ortiz. I [have] strong personal opinion and strong feeling about that.”

Wilder, an Olympic bronze medallist himself, further said the winner of his next fight deserves to be called the best heavyweight champion of the world.

“In my honest opinion, whoever wins this can call themselves the best heavyweight champion of the world. Let’s face it, we don’t have to keep going over this over and over again about Anthony Joshua.”

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