Froch: “Wilder KOs Joshua in 1″
Former British boxer Carl Froch believes that Anthony Joshua is short on confidence and that could brutally affect him against ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
2023 is a great year for boxing. Fans have been able to see Gervonta Davis fight twice against good opposition, David Benavidez put on a good show against Caleb Plant in March and Devin Haney will face Vasiliy Lomachenko next for the undisputed lightweight crown.
Besides all these fights, there are quite a few eye-catching bouts too from June on, and one of the most-anticipated and probably explosive ones is in the works, but it seems that negotiations between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua will end up translating into an official announcement.
According to the latest reports, the megafight could happen in December and its venue would likely be Saudi Arabia.
Promoter Amer Abdallah recently said that “the fight between AJ and Deontay would be a massive fight for boxing.”
“Concerning all the other fights there – even the undisputed fight which holds tremendous value – I think the intrigue of Deontay vs AJ just from their own presence as well is the fight that everybody wants to see”, he added.
Wilder will finish AJ early
The news of a potential showdown between both former heavyweight champions has called the attention of many boxing fans and fighters.
Former boxer and super middleweight champion Carl Froch is one of them and he was quite expressive when sharing his opinion on the fight.
“I think Deontay Wilder beats Anthony Joshua in a round one knockout because Wilder knows that AJ is gun-shy now”, he said.
“Wilder will get to him. In three minutes Wilder will line him up and get to him with a shot, so that fight could be over as early as round one. AJ has been fighting gun-shy now since the Andy Ruiz fight, where he chinned him”, The Cobra added.
Froch also stated that Joshua has still plenty of boxing left, but he hasn’t been able to make a great career inside the ring.
“Joshua doesn’t need to retire but I would say that he is past his best and on the slide. I don’t know where his motivation is now”, Froch stated.
“Joshua has had a fantastic career financially, but maybe it niggles him that he’s probably got no real legacy”, he concluded.
While fight fans haven’t been able to see negotiations between the two current heavyweight champions Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury end up in an agreement, they might be luckier this time around and get to see a very exciting heavyweight contest between Wilder and Joshua.
After the Usyk-Fury talks came to an end, it was reported that there could be chances to see them fight the same night as AJ and Wilder in a Final Four eliminator kind of tournament.