British boxing sensation Anthony Joshua has put forward his prediction for the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
After months of speculation surrounding a superfight between Fury and Joshua, fans were left feeling slightly deflated when it was announced that a court of arbitration ruled Fury must instead fight Deontay Wilder for the third time.
This, by default, left AJ on the outside looking in, with the expectation being that he’ll defend his belts against Oleksandr Usyk later this year.
Joshua expects more of the same
Prior to that Joshua will sit back and watch the tussle between his two rivals like the rest of the world, and when speaking to talkSPORT, he was pretty blunt when saying who he thought would walk away as the victor.
“I don’t mind, I don’t mind.” He said.
“But Fury won the last one so I’ll go with Fury because you’re only as good as your last performance.
“Good luck to them both.” Joshua added.
Joshua of course, still hasn’t had the opportunity to prove himself against either fighter. With that being said, many still believe he’d be the underdog against Fury and some would even argue Wilder’s power could cause an issue – even after the latter’s TKO defeat last February.
AJ has his fair share of critics within the boxing world but in a general sense, he’s viewed as what a modern boxing star should be. He’s got drawing power, he’s incredibly marketable, he’s fun to watch inside the squared circle and he’s not really avoided any fighter so far.
If he can get past Usyk, which is no small feat, he’ll be ready and waiting for what comes next.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 is set to take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena on July 24.
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