'AJ's The Best Heavyweight In The World, Wilder Is The Worst Heavyweight Champion Of All Time'

Anthony Joshua's the best heavyweight in the world, and Deontay Wilder is the worst heavyweight champion of all time.

Well, that's according to Tony Bellew.

The ex-cruiserweight world champion has shared his thoughts on the heavyweight picture, and it's pretty outlandish to say the least.

He reckons Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO heavyweight titles, is the best out of the lot.

"AJ is the best heavyweight in the world," the proud Evertonian said. "Physically, athletically, everything. He is fast and explosive. He is the perfect role model. To look at where he has come from to where he is now is incredible."

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Bellew also reckons Wilder (WBC holder) is the worst heavyweight champion of all time. Big shout.

"The worst, least technically gifted heavyweight champion ever," he added.

"Deontay Wilder is the worst heavyweight champion of all time. Technically, I don't think there has ever been a worse champion.

"This man can't throw a proper combination. This man hits the lights when he throws a right hand. He is ultimately a one trick pony. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic trick, but it is just one. He has been exposed at the top level."

Charles Martin is surely the worst heavyweight champion of all time, right?!

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But Bellew is clearly biased considering his ties with Joshua and while Wilder's technique is slightly questionable, he's held onto his belt since 2015.

Meanwhile, the unified heavyweight king is set to make his American debut as he defends his titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1st.

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Wilder was set to rematch Tyson Fury but a second meeting evaporated following the 'Gyspy King's' new television deal with ESPN.

The undefeated American is now slated to face Dominic Breazeale in May, while Fury is also rumoured to fight in the States for his ESPN debut.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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