Deontay Wilder Willing to Fight Anthony Joshua, Says He’ll Knock Out ‘AJ’ “In a Devastating Fashion”

Published 06/17/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder has turned into a hot topic over the past few weeks. This is because he is now finally aligned against Tyson Fury for a massive trilogy that is set for July 24th. But Wilder just doesn’t wish to stop after defeating Fury. In fact, he also wants to get his hands on the unified heavyweight king, Anthony Joshua.

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While talking to Sky Sports Boxing recently, the journalist asked him whether he’d be interested in battling Joshua at any point in the future.

Wilder responded, “Most definitely, hands down. Without no excuses, no mandataries, nothing in the way. As I see they already making up excuses. They already got a mandatory plan in head. No one really wants to fight someone like me, and I don’t blame them.”

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The journalist asked him whether he’d knock Joshua out. “In a devastating fashion,” Wilder reverted.

Wilder has been out of action ever since he capitulated to a loss to ‘The Gypsy King’ a year ago. Right after that fight, the only contest he asked for was a trilogy against the Brit. However, now it seems that ‘AJ’ is entering Wilder’s mix, and the latter is supremely keen on fighting and beating him too.

For now, ‘AJ’ is in contention to face the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk for his WBO title defense. And before that, he won’t transition his focus to fighting anyone else. But if he gets past Usyk and Wilder hammers Fury, then the Joshua vs Wilder fight will undoubtedly be on the cards.

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder – a battle between the two hard-hitting stalwarts

Joshua and Wilder rank among the most ferocious boxing talents of the modern fight era. The duo has proved their enigmatic power by smothering every opponent they’ve faced.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

That said, a fight between these two will be the biggest boxing battle of the modern era for obvious reasons. However, both of them will have to get past their next rugged adversaries first. It’ll be exciting to see if Wilder and ‘AJ’ really win their next fights and simultaneously line up against each other next.

On a scale of 1-10, how much does the Joshua vs Wilder matchup excite you?

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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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