Wilder won’t last 7 rounds against me, Joshua vows

Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder
By Tony Ubani,

Nigerian-born British IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been speaking on the possibility of meeting the WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder after he stopped his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia last December.


Joshua, who has a 23-1 record with 22 of them coming in KOs is trying to rebuild his image in the eyes of the fans after the way he was blown out in 7 rounds by the chubby 268-lb Ruiz Jr. last June in New York.

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Speaking to @SkySportsBoxing, Joshua, 29, said Wilder won’t make it to the 7th round against him, as he would fight the talented 6’7″ American with a record 42-0-1 and 41 Kos, in an exact opposite manner that he fought Ruiz Jr. on December 7.

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“He wouldn’t be there in the seventh round. I would go in to knock him out. This is a serious fight, I ain’t going to go in there to try and outbox him for 12 rounds,” said Joshua to

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Joshua may be defending against either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk next in April or May but his promoter Eddie Hearn thinks it’ll be Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), who Joshua ends up fighting next.

The 38-year-old Pulev is Joshua’s International Boxing Federation mandatory challenger and boxing pundits say it seems like a big waste of Joshua’s time to devote the first half of 2020 fighting a guy that few fans want to see him fight, but he values his titles and doesn’t want to vacate any of them.

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