Anthony Joshua Tips ‘Obsessed’ Deontay Wilder to KO Tyson Fury

  • Deontay Wilder is tipped to knockout Tyson Fury in October.
  • That’s according to Anthony Joshua, who has his own fight to prepare for on Saturday.
  • Should Joshua beat Oleksandr Usyk in London, he’ll likely challenge the Wilder vs. Fury winner.

America’s thunderous puncher Deontay Wilder will exact revenge October 9 and could knockout Tyson Fury in their heavyweight trilogy bout.

That’s according to Anthony Joshua, who fights Oleksandr Usyk in London on Saturday, and will be in line to fight the winner of Wilder and Fury next summer.

According to World Boxing News, Joshua told American reporters Tuesday that Wilder seems “obsessed” and “focused on the task ahead.”

He said: “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.”

Wilder and Fury have fought twice already — to a draw in 2018, and a conclusive Fury stoppage win in 2020. A third fight is required to settle the score once and for all.

Meanwhile, Usyk may well be one of the toughest opponents in Joshua’s eight-year pro boxing career, but looking ahead, the 31-year-old is unfazed over who he faces in 2022.

Joshua holds three of the world’s four major alphabet titles — the WBA, WBO, and IBF world heavyweight championship belts.

Fury, meanwhile, is the current WBC world title holder.

A fight between the Joshua and Usyk winner and the Fury and Wilder winner would create an undisputed champion in the division in a mega fight likely worth more than $100 million for both combatants, win or lose.

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

He continued: “Honestly, there’s no problem with challenging any fighter in the heavyweight division.

“Either one of those guys is good. Both have been champions. Both good fighters, and I’ll fight any of them any time, win, lose, or draw.”


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