World boxing champion, Anthony Joshua (AJ), in a masterclass performance on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, out-boxed his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr, to regain his three heavyweight belts after he was defeated by the Mexican-American back in June.
However, shortly after the rematch, the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, slammed AJ over his winning tactics and further expressed his doubt about fighting the Nigerian-British in an undisputed heavyweight title fight, much to the disappointment of boxing fans.
Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua are among the most popular fighters in the world and the winner of a Joshua-Wilder bout would be the first man to hold all four heavyweight titles — WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO — simultaneously.
Although given that Wilder recently expressed his doubts over the unification fight with AJ, it begs an answer to the question, who will win this mega-fight, if it ever happens?
AJ is known to dominate his opponents with a certain level of guile and power. There is an aggression to the knighted fighter that few of his opponents have been able to handle. Although he might not be as explosive as Wilder, his punches pack some damaging power that will break opponents down with ease.
After the win over Ortiz, Wilder proclaimed that he is the hardest hitting heavyweight of all time. To be honest, even AJ will find it hard to withstand Wilder’s right hand.
Wilder might talk a lot, but he has backed it up nearly twice as much as Joshua. The Nigerian-British fighter has 24 fights on his record while Wilder has 43, showing that no matter who it is, he will put his body and pride on the line to prove that he is the best.
Well, if the fight is confirmed, it will be the biggest bout seen in the division in years.