Anthony Joshua predicts ‘obsessed’ Deontay Wilder will KO Tyson Fury in trilogy fight and regain WBC world title

ANTHONY JOSHUA expects Deontay Wilder to end Tyson Fury’s undefeated streak with a knockout win.

Wilder and Fury are set to complete their intense trilogy on October 9 when they lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Deontay Wilder has been backed by Anthony Joshua to knock Tyson Fury outCredit: Getty
Anthony Joshua wants to face the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's fight

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Anthony Joshua wants to face the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s fightCredit: Alamy

Their first bout ended in a controversial draw in 2018 before The Gypsy King’s dominant stoppage victory during their second fight two years later.

The British superstar is the favourite to pick up another victory but Joshua expects an “obsessed” Bronze Bomber to knock his rival out and regain the WBC world heavyweight title.

AJ said: “If I had to, I don’t know. I’m not too bothered.

“Look, because you’ve asked the question, let’s go with Wilder because he seems obsessed like he really wants it.

“He seems really focused on the task ahead, so, you know, a focused man is a dangerous man, and he’s focused.

“Wilder might get the decision. Actually, no. It has to be a knockout. One of them will knock the other out.”

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Joshua, though, remains focused on his upcoming fight against Oleksandr Usyk this Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The British bruiser will defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles and admitted he would like to face the winner of Fury and Wilder’s encounter next.

Joshua added: “If I win, I’ll fight either one of them. If Fury wins, I’ll fight Fury. But If Wilder wins, I’ll fight Wilder.

“If Fury wins and doesn’t take the fight with me because on his hit list he said he wants to fight Dillian [Whyte] first or [Dereck] Chisora — then I’ll fight Wilder.”

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