Eddie Hearn Admits Anthony Joshua Could Get Knocked Out Against Deontay Wilder

Published 10/13/2021, 8:40 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter (R) and Anthony Joshua (L) speak during a press conference for his Super Heavyweight title fight against Wladamir Klitschko at Sky Sports Studios on April 27, 2017 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Wladamir Klitschko are due to fight for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the World at Wembley Stadium on April 29. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Last weekend, Deontay Wilder shook the world when he dropped Tyson Fury twice in their trilogy. Nobody expected the ex-champ to do so, but with his exuberant right-hand power and polished set of skills, Wilder left everyone in awe. Despite many efforts, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ suffered a lopsided defeat to the Brit. Following two title losses, fans are curious to see his next opponent.

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Many feel Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua are the perfect opponents for Wilder. Recently, Whyte and ‘AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, spoke to DAZN Boxing about Whyte and Joshua’s potential bouts with ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

He said, “Whyte would do exactly the same to Wilder that Fury did, in terms of being too big and strong, but could also get KOd… AJ, too sharp, too good a technician, but could also get KOd. Usyk would school Wilder, but could also get KOd.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Throughout his career span, Deontay Wilder ran riot with his powerful right fist. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ got exposed in his second fight against Tyson Fury. Hence, he made changes and added some more weapons to counter ‘The Gypsy King’

While these helped him have his moments in the trilogy, he couldn’t get over the line. Nonetheless, he could look to use these weapons against some other opponents.

Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua – Will it happen?

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For a long time now, boxing lovers have asserted their wish to see the magnetic bout between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua after his fight against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

For now, ‘AJ’ is keen on tracing a rematch with Usyk. Hence, he won’t fight anyone else prior to that.

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If Joshua wins, a Wilder fight is unlikely, as he may opt to go for an undisputed bout rather than share the ring with a non-mandatory. However, if he loses to ‘The Cat’, a contest between two elite boxers on two-fight losing streaks could be epic.

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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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