Boxing Hall of Famer Winky Wright has revealed that he is backing Deontay Wilder to beat Anthony Joshua when the two fighters meet in the ring, according to a report on the Boxing Scene.
The former undisputed junior middleweight champion admitted that current IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua has a high chance of winning but he believes WBC champion Wilder will be too much to handle.
Negotitations between the two fighters and their representatives broke down recently after they were widely tipped to fight this year.
However, it is now likely that they will face one another next year in London at Wembley Stadium, with Joshua set to face Alexander Povetkin next.
When speaking about a fight between Joshua and Wilder, Wright said:
I think both fighters are good fighters, I just think Wilder is a little bit more athletic, a little bit more elusive.
That right hand is dangerous, he just can’t depend on that right hand all the time, he’s got to get in there and mix it up. Joshua can mix it up and he’s a big boy with a good punch himself, but I definitely like Wilder.
We know both fighters can be hurt, we know both fighters have the will to come back and win. Now we just need to see both fighters get in there and prove who is the best.
Wilder believes that Joshua and Eddie Hearn never really wanted to fight him this year and played him along, which has left the American angry and disappointed.
The fight that all boxing fans want to see could be set for April 2019 but until then, both fighters have plenty of work to do, with Tyson Fury also returning to the ring.