Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder Picked to Lose Their Next Fights by Former Boxing Champion

Published 09/07/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua looks on with a cut to his left eye during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


In a few weeks from now, boxing fans will get to witness some of the best heavyweight collisions between the top-notch big men of this era. The hotshot trio, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury, will all enter the ring and look to book their shot at an imminent undisputed heavyweight title fight.

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Fury and Wilder will go up against each other for the former’s WBC title. Whereas Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk.

Not only the fans, but several fighters too are intrigued with both these fights and they’ve picked their favorites already. Recently, Michael Hunter, the former champ, spoke exclusively to World Boxing News, wherein he gave his ultimate predictions for both these fights.

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He said, “I think Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua. I think he is the better boxer.”

“But I think Joshua is just now learning some of the basics of boxing at the highest level.”

Speaking about Fury vs Wilder‘s fight, he said, “I think Fury edges it out once again. Similar to their first fight without Fury getting dropped.”

Earlier, a fight between Joshua and Fury was set to take place for all the heavyweight titles on the line. Furthermore, this fight would have settled the undisputed title debate. However, as Wilder secured his fight with Fury, Joshua had to fulfill his mandatory defense against Usyk.

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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, or Oleksandr Usyk – Who will fight for the undisputed throne?

For a long time now, fans have remained eager to see one champ in every weight class of boxing. Accordingly, promoters, too, are eager to stage the undisputed fight for the fans, as it’ll put the two best men of the division inside the ring for one cosmic battle.

Watch this story – 7 Things Anthony Joshua Can’t Live Without

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That said, Joshua vs Usyk, and Fury vs Wilder will be special, as the outcome of these fights might eventually produce an undisputed fight for the ages.

It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top in these fights. Who will you be rooting for?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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