Tyson Fury Offers His Thoughts On A Potential Deontay Wilder Vs. Anthony Joshua Fight
Over the past three years, boxing’s heavyweight division has focused on a potential clash between the trio of Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua. Now, the waiting may be coming to a close as an undisputed heavyweight bout is on the horizon. The path towards there may not be what many expected it to be, but curveballs are sometimes unavoidable.
Wilder (42-1-1) was linked to Joshua (23-1) for the longest time before he clashed with Fury (30-0-1) in 2018. On that December evening, Wilder knocked Fury down twice but he came back up like it was nothing. A split decision draw was called, delaying a Joshua fight further. What if Wilder beat Fury? Would the Joshua fight have been easy to get to?
Fury spoke to IFL TV bout the issues that were surrounding a Wilder-Joshua bout before he came along.
“I have to give it to Wilder, he has got the bottle and he wanted to fight the best,” Fury stated, via Boxing Scene. “When I was out of the ring retired, he tried to fight Joshua twice [and] it was going on for ages – we all know that
“They offered him $80 million for a two-fight deal, and I know a few people who saw proof of the funds and people who I definitely trust and he refused it. I don’t think they are going to get any bigger pay-days than that. They refused it because they were scared of getting chinned by the Bronze Bomber.”
A rematch took place this past February, with Fury knocking Wilder down this time. Having him bleed by the ears, Fury was chasing Wilder around the ring. Wilder’s corner then threw the towel, ending the fight in the seventh round. As a result, Fury became WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Despite losing the bout, Fury has a lot of admiration for Wilder. The Top Rank fighter believes the PBC fighter could take on the best the business has to offer. Whether they are from Matchroom or within Top Rank, Fury can see Wilder knocking them all down.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 24, 2020
“Wilder beats Joshua 100,000,000 percent,” Fury went on to say. “Wilder beats Joshua, [Dillian] Whyte, Jarrell Miller… One touch from the Bronze Bomber and their faces are gone forever. Wilder would do to Whyte and Joshua what he did to Dominic Breazeale… he would put them unconscious in round one.
“They do not have the skills that I have got, this cannot be touched. I just want to see them fight because they keep calling Wilder this and that but they have no defense and as soon as he touches them, they are gone. Could they walk him down without any feints or footwork? Please. They will be 44 and 45 on his record, I would back Wilder to knock them out for sure.”