“If There Was Any Other Fight…”: Despite Deontay Wilder’s Upset Loss, Former World Champion Shawn Porter Details Why Anthony Joshua’s Fight Is Still Massive For Both

Published 12/28/2023, 11:08 PM EST

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Deontay Wilder suffered a major setback this past weekend. On the day of the reckoning fight card, the former heavyweight champion squared off against Joesph Parker. However, in a massive upset, the heavyweight titan suffered a unanimous and devastating defeat. With this defeat, his fight against Anthony Joshua is in jeopardy. That being said, despite his defeat, the former welterweight champion, Shawn Porter, supports this long-awaited heavyweight champion. But on what basis does he make this assertion? Let’s find that out.

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Here’s what Shawn Porter thinks about Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony

Shawn Porter, in his podcast’s recent episode, weighed on the potential matchup between Wilder and Joshua. According to him, style makes fights, and he thinks their match-up is quite intriguingly matched. Porter claimed that Deontay Wilder’s defeat against Parker was not necessarily an indicator of how his fight against Joshua would play out.

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He stated, “The size is a little bit different; Anthony Joshua ain’t changing sides the way, Joseph.” Shawn Porter further praised Parker and stated, “And on top of all that, I have been saying for a long time, those two guys, if there was any other fight in the world for either of them, this is the one that would really get the juices flowing. Get both of them motivated.”

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However, Shawn Porter does make a point. Their styles promise an entertaining and competitive fight. It is equally important to mention that, in the eyes of the public, their matchup may not be considered that exciting. What does Wilder do next? Only time can tell. Until then, let’s take a look at how he perceives his last fight.

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Deontay Wilder on his resurgaence

Wilder is far from contemplating his retirement. If anything, he endeavors to become a world champion again, despite some fans calling for a retirement. Moreover, Deontay Wilder blames his last defeat on being content and losing his aggressiveness. Reflecting on the same, he stated, “I’ve got to find my killer instinct back. I’m too at peace; I’m too happy. When I had that dog in me, nobody had a chance. I will be a two-time heavyweight world champion.”

Read more: “Future Is Not Deontay Wilder”: Eddie Hearn Mocks Hardest Puncher of Boxing History Questioning His Performance Against Joseph Parker

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The 38-year-old is a warrior through and through. His willingness to compete, despite achieving such accolades just goes to show his resilience and mental fortitude. However, we ask you, do you think Shawn Porter is right, or he should retire? Share with us your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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