Joshua’s Official Prediction For Wilder-Fury Is In, Explains Why He Needs His Pick To Win
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is a week away and predictions for the heavyweight fight are coming in thick & fast including Anthony Joshua's.
Joshua, 29, is fresh off successfully defending the WBA (super) and IBF heavyweight world titles following his victory against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.
He's now awaiting his next opponent for April 13th at Wembley Stadium.
Could it be Wilder?
Team Joshua failed to strike a unification bout with the American who eventually opted to fight Fury, and the Briton has tipped the WBC king to come out victorious in Los Angeles, while explaining why he needs him to win.
"Wilder is a champion now and if he wins, he can do what he wants," Joshua said.
"If Fury wins, Wilder gets a rematch so it messes up the plans a bit. Nevertheless, Wilder for me. He will win."
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By Wilder winning, it could set-up a fight opposite Joshua in 2019.
"I need Wilder to win. It gives me more of an opportunity to fight him," he added.
"As a champion, if he retains his belt, that's the fight that people have been yearning for, so hopefully 2019 is going to be a big year for me.
"I think this fight will happen. It has to for the love of the sport, especially where we are at in our careers.
"The Wilder fight has to happen. We're both champions. Fans are demanding it.
"It'll be a double-sided fight [there would be a rematch]. For me, the first one will take place in London at Wembley."
Surprisingly, Joshua won't be in attendance at the Staples Center for the heavyweight world title contest but he's keen to tangle with Wilder, next year.
Wilder or Fury - whose everyone got?
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