Joshua vs. Wilder Will ‘Definitely Happen’
While many may have written off the possibility of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder ever clashing, Joshua guarantees such a fight will happen in the future.
Boxing fans and pundits will continuously compare Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, and Wilder, who holds the WBC strap, until they finally face off — or at least until one is knocked off the mountain top for good.
But during a podcast interview at JD’s Oxford Street flagship store, Joshua says he’s only focused on being his best, not what everyone else is doing.
“I’ve come through with a strict goal to be the best I can be wherever that takes me is better than when I started,” Joshua told the In The Duffle Bag podcast. “By going out there and constantly fighting champion after champion, [it] shows at least to the person who hasn’t got a clue about boxing, ‘ah that geezer over there is definitely fighting decent fighters.] Wilder is a talented fighter but he’s just another fighter to me that I’d like to challenge.”
Joshua and his team have recently claimed of a “curveball” offer that would see Joshua and Wilder face one another, rather than Wilder doing a potential trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.
Wilder’s team denies such a thing, but Joshua says he promises boxing fans such a highly-anticipated showdown between he and “The Bronze Bomber” will happen one day.
“We’re in the same era in terms of like the 2000[s] era, the same division, heavyweight, both got some belts. It’ll be crazy for the history of boxing 1000 years from now – when everyone’s not here — for them to look back like them two never fought, it just doesn’t make sense.”
For legacy and history, the fight will definitely happen.
Quotes via Boxing Scene