- July 1, 2021
Anthony Joshua confident of victory despite Wilder’s right hand power
Anthony Joshua, the reigning IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion has said that Deontay Wilder’s only weapon is a powerful right hand, vowing to brutally expose the American whenever they finally enter the ring.
Already, Wilder is hopeful to resurrect talks for an undisputed world heavyweight contender against Joshua provided the former regains his WBC title in a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on July 24, 2021.
However, Joshua has dismissed Wilder as a serious threat to his titles, asserting that the Bronze Bomber has already shown limitations in a stoppage loss to Fury last February.
Interacting with newsmen recently, Joshua said, “He isn’t an elite-level fighter, in my opinion. He’s good. It’s the heavyweights, so they always know one punch can change the course of a fight but I’ve never, ever seen in the heavyweight division a fighter going to war with just one weapon which is what they say is his right hand.
“When you get to the top level? Trust me, that don’t last anymore. That don’t work. As we’ve seen now with certain fights of elite-level fighters, he struggles at the top level, and there’s a lot more of us waiting for that opportunity as well to kick his ass”.
Meanwhile, Wilder is insinuating that excuses have already been made to prevent a fight against Joshua who is preparing for a WBO mandatory title defence against Oleksandr Usyk which is expected to stage at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium late September.
According to Wilder, “Most definitely, hands down, I want the Joshua fight. Without no excuses, no mandatories, nothing in the way. As I see, they already making up excuses. They already got a mandatory planned ahead. No one really wants to fight someone like me, and I don’t blame them”.