Carl Froch drops bold prediction on Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua:” Round-one knockout”

Fight fans have been dreaming for years now for Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua to square up against each other inside the ring. After going back and forth in interviews and on social media for many years, we might finally see these two heavyweight stalwarts clash inside the ring.

Because there have been talks going around a four-man heavyweight tournament featuring Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua, according to the rumors, The Gypsy King will go against Usyk and AJ will take on The Bronze Bomber. As these matchups have been the talk of the town, many experts and fans are sharing their opinions on social media.

Former professional boxer and commentator Carl Froch has predicted the outcome of Joshua vs Wilder while speaking to IFL TV. “I think Deontay Wilder beats Anthony Joshua in a round-one knockout because Wilder knows that AJ is gun shy now.”

Froch is backing Wilder to get his hands raised early in this matchup against Anthony Joshua. However, one cannot count out a top boxer like AJ who has been a unified heavyweight champion in the past. As of now, both the boxers are not at their best. Because they have both won only once in their last three bouts.

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It would be interesting to see how the fight plays out as Joshua did look conservative in terms of his output and aggressiveness in his last matchup. Do let us know in the comments section below who you think will win this matchup between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

How did Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder perform in their last fights?

Anthony Joshua took on Jermaine Franklin in a twelve-round bout last month at the O2 Arena in London. AJ failed to make a statement with a knockout win but managed to grab a strong unanimous decision over the American boxer. Joshua took time to find his rhythm in this matchup. After a few rounds, he used his reach advantage and landed some good jabs from a distance.

Despite hurting Jermaine in the fight, AJ remained cautious and outboxed the American heavyweight throughout the fight. On the other hand, Deontay Wilder who was coming off two back-to-back losses didn’t allow the fight to go to the judges’ decision as he knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round of their fight.

In this 12-round title eliminator bout, The Bronze Bomber finished things early with a powerful short hook counter to drop Helenius. However, this fight took place back in October 2022 and Wilder has not stepped inside the ring ever since. It seems that both heavyweights are not making a return any time soon and are anticipating fighting each other.


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