Anthony Joshua Backs UK Rival Tyson Fury to End Deontay Wilder

Published 06/25/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Despite a failed unification fight, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are still linked with each other in the ongoing championship ride.

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That said, the unified champion will have his eyes on the WBC title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on July 24. The battle would help to resurrect several matchups in the division, including a possible showdown for all four bets in the future.

Hence, Joshua has wished luck to both men. Although Deontay Wilder looks ready to avenge his loss against Tyson Fury, ‘AJ’ has passed on some unique opinions on the possible outcome to the heavyweight blockbuster. He connected with TalkSport and discussed the Fury vs Wilder 3 matchip.

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Anthony Joshua said, “I don’t mind, I don’t mind. 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.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua will also defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles against Oleksandr Usyk in a 12-rounds collision. So, the unification bout for the heavyweight belts might see some unexpected changes in its contenders.

If either Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua lose their next fight, it would hamper an All-English clash for the undisputed championship fight.

Nevertheless, the journey would begin with Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3, which would also end one of the biggest rivalries in the heavyweight division.

While Fury is a win ahead of Wilder, Joshua has backed him to make it one better in the next month. Therefore, it sets the stage for the biggest heavyweight battle of the time.

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Will Anthony Joshua get the right prediction on Fury vs Wilder 3?

Tyson Fury has all the chances to win the third fight against Wilder, as he looks to be in the prime of his career. 32-year-old Fury has been undergoing an active training camp for a long time and is donning a perfect-fighting physique.

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Meanwhile, 35-year-old Wilder has also vowed to come for “blood” in the third collision with Tyson Fury. He hasn’t been in any verbal confrontations with his rival.

However, the American knockout artist has the power to dismantle any human body inside the boxing ring. Thus, it leaves the door open to several possible outcomes.

Who do you see winning the third fight? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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