Wilder Doesn’t See Povetkin As “Easy” For AJ
While Deontay Wilder thinks Anthony Joshua is ducking him, Wilder believes that Alexander isn’t an easy fight for the British world title holder.
“I think it’s definitely gonna be a difficult fight for Joshua,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com. “I think Povetkin is a good fighter. I really do think he’s a good fighter. I think he’s a smart fighter at times in the ring. I do think he has problems with tall fighters, but he’s smart. If you give him the opportunity, he will capitalize on it and he will get you out of there.”
According to the WBC champion, Povetkin could catch a distracted Joshua at just the right time.
“Joshua has so much on his mind, so much going on right now,” Wilder said. “He’s the man of his country. With that being said, when everybody knows you, you can be very miserable. Because everywhere he goes, of course they’re mentioning my name. He can’t get away from me. He probably thinks about me in his sleep because my name is mentioned so much. I know it. ‘When you gonna fight Wilder? Fight Wilder, you p*ssy! You’re a disgrace!’ This is what they’re saying now. The roles have reversed dramatically.
“I think this is gonna be a difficult fight for him because I don’t really think his mindset is gonna be in the right place. With this Povetkin fight, the fans aren’t supporting him as strongly as they once were.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene