Fury gives prediction for Joshua's planned fight with Wilder

‘I’d love for AJ to knock him out, but I just see him getting chinned’: Tyson Fury gives his prediction for Anthony Joshua’s planned fight with Deontay Wilder, as the world heavyweight champion expects to announce a new bout ‘in the next few weeks’

  • Anthony Joshua recently confirmed plans to fight Deontay Wilder in December
  • It is not yet known if the American’s recent arrest will affect the bout
  • Tyson Fury begrudgingly admitted he expects Wilder to beat Joshua

Tyson Fury has backed Deontay Wilder to beat Anthony Joshua in the pair’s planned fight, but admitted he would ‘love’ to see a different outcome.

Joshua, who recently returned to boxing with an important if uninspiring victory over Jermaine Franklin, confirmed last month he would be fighting the Bronze Bomber in December after Eddie Hearn held talks in Saudi Arabia.

However, doubts emerged over the fight last week when Wilder was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of a concealed weapon. He was released after posting a $35,000 bond.

If the fight does go ahead, Fury expects the American to come out on top, as he said in a press conference while on holiday in Tenerife: ‘I think we all know what happens.

‘I’d love for AJ to knock him out because Wilder’s a little b**** but I just see him getting chinned.’

Tyson Fury expects Deontay Wilder to beat Anthony Joshua in their planned December fight

 The world heavyweight champion held a press conference while on holiday in Tenerife

 Fury has fought the Bronze Bomber three times with one draw and two wins for the Brit. Their second fight saw Wilder lose his WBC heavyweight title after five years and 10 successful defences.

The pair seemed to be on good terms when they watched Fury’s brother Tommy beat Jake Paul in February, but Fury took issue with the way Wilder has spoken about him since.

 ‘He come over and cuddled me,’ he said of their meeting in Riyadh, ‘then a week later he says Tyson’s a piece of s***, this that and the other. Deontay Wilder’s Deontay Wilder and that’s it.’

As for Fury’s future in the ring, the 34-year-old is back in talks with Oleksansdr Usyk over a unification fight, after previously failing to agree on financial terms.

Joshua (left) recently confirmed his panned bout with Wilder (right), although it it not known if the American’s recent arrest for possession of a concealed weapon will affect this

The boxer said he would ‘hopefully be announcing a fight in the next few weeks’, but seemed frustrated by the pace of negotiations.

If the fight does go ahead, it could crown a first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000, and the first of the four belt era. 

Fury was believed to be in talks with WBO interim champion Zhilei Zhang, but will have to wait after Joe Joyce activated a rematch clause following his loss to the Chinese boxer in April.

Eddie Hearn has previously teased a fight that would see Wilder vs Joshua and Fury vs Usyk on the same night, although progress on this is unknown.

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