Joshua Explains How And When He’d Beat Wilder
Anthony Joshua believes that if Deontay Wilder looks to fight the same fight against him as he did against Luis Ortiz, it won’t end well.
“He wouldn’t be there to do that in the seventh round,” Joshua said of Wilder’s KO win of Luis Ortiz back in December. “I would go in to knock him out. It’s heavyweight against heavyweight, champion against champion.”
“This is a serious fight, so I ain’t going to go in there to try and outbox him for 12 rounds, because of his punching power as well. I’ve got to go in there and take him out. Don’t let him get too comfortable in the ring with me.”
“Nah, not scary, but I know it’s there,” said Joshua of Wilder’s power to Sky Sports. “There are certain punches. Some are like concussive, some are stinging and some are like punches where they knock you out with one punch and you’re out for the count.
“Wilder possesses that kind of power. It’s about eliminating that power and just studying how to deal with it really.”
“We’ve done it, we’ve unified it, in the space of 20 odd fights. He’s had 40 odd fights. How come he hasn’t managed to unify the division yet,” Joshua said of Wilder only holding one of the major heavyweight titles. “If he’s looking for it, we’re the ones to do it with, and we’re not hard to find. We’ve got a great team behind us, so reach out.
“Even though there are two at the minute, I’ll let the people decide who they think is the real heavyweight champion right now.
“I always say, we’re in the same division, the same era, that fight has to happen,” Joshua summated.
“We just put on an amazing event. We’re going to do another amazing event god willing in the new year. He can come and be part of history. We’re trying to achieve big things in boxing and to add Wilder to my list would be an honour.”