Anthony Joshua Predicts Devastating Outcome for Tyson Fury in Deontay Wilder Trilogy

Published 09/23/2021, 10:58 AM EDT


Ahead of his upcoming fight against Oleksandr Usyk this weekend, Anthony Joshua shared his prediction for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3. Nearly two weeks after the mega heavyweight battle between Joshua and Usyk, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will settle their rivalry in the trilogy bout on October 9.

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Since 2018, Fury and Wilder have shared bad blood, and it has now grown into a bitter rivalry. When they first went toe-to-toe in 2018, the 12-round bout closed with a split draw.

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In their rematch in early 2020, Fury looked levels above his opponent. While Wilder did not show many improvements in his approach since the first fight. As a result, the Englishman silenced all doubters by stopping ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in round 7.

As they now inch closer to the final leg of their rivalry, Deontay Wilder seems more focused and determined to regain his title. With changes in his team after his first and only career loss last year, he has clearly adopted an improved approach. New videos on social media show a different side to the Alabama native’s go-to ‘big right hand’ approach.

The two-time unified heavyweight champion believes Deontay Wilder has a solid chance of winning in the third fight. He added that his single-track mindset could be dangerous for ‘The Gypsy King’.

Joshua predicts Deontay Wilder will end Tyson Fury‘s reign on October 9 with a knockout win.

He seems obsessed, like he really wants it. He seems really focused on the task ahead. A focused man is a dangerous man, and he’s focused. It has to be a knockout,” said Anthony Joshua.

Could the winner of Wilder-Fury 3 be next for Anthony Joshua?

Before the conversation of Anthony Joshua’s next fight can even kick in, the 31-year-old needs to get by his toughest competitor yet- Oleksandr Usyk.

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Two-time unified heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua will take on the undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk. The two champions will clash on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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After this heavyweight clash between Joshua and Usyk, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s trilogy fight will change the course of the division.

With these two back-to-back mega-fights, the heavyweight division could see vast changes and shifts in the coming few months. These heavyweights are some of the best in the world and have unique fighting styles.

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Anthony Joshua’s fight with the Ukrainian undisputed champ will set the tone for Wilder-Fury 3. The winners of these two bouts could be matched up in the near future for a mega undisputed heavyweight fight.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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