Deontay Wilder Makes Huge Prediction As Anthony Joshua Set for 2nd Blockbuster Clash With Oleksandr Usyk

Deontay Wilder Makes Huge Prediction As Anthony Joshua Set for 2nd Blockbuster Clash With Oleksandr Usyk

  • Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 will see both heavyweight boxers face off again as they will clash in Saudi Arabia on August 20
  • Usyk defeated the British boxer last year and according to Deontay Wilder, Joshua would be beaten yet again
  • Joshua had avenged his loss to Andy Ruiz by defeating the American in their rematch, but Wilder does not see that happening with Usyk

Boxing heavyweight Deontay Wilder has made a huge prediction ahead of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2, admitting it will be tough.

Ukrainian sensation Usyk defeated AJ after 12 convincing rounds in September 2021, but a rematch is slated for August 20 and the clash is scheduled to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Recall that Joshua avenged his loss to Andy Ruiz in Riyadh in 2019, but Wilder has stated that such will not reoccur when the British boxer takes on Usyk again, SunSport reports.

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Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 is billed to hold in Saudi Arabia on August 20. Photo: Tom Jenkins
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He said on the phone to ESNews:

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“I’m going with Usyk here, man.
“I’m going with Usyk. I think a lot of people are. It’s boxing at the end of the day, so we’ll see, but I think it’s Usyk.”

Since his loss to Tyson Fury in the trilogy bout back in October 2011, the 36-year-old Wilder is yet to fight.

On the other hand, Joshua hopes to set up an undisputed super-fight with Fury, by winning back the unified belts Usyk, 35, snatched off him.

He said:

“I just want to say god is good, all the time, even through tough times. I’d like to thank everyone for coming out today.
"Definitely the hunger is still there. As I always said from the get-go, stay hungry. Just keep the motivation high.”

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Tyson Fury returns to training

Meanwhile, the blockbuster heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could finally happen as reports have it that Fury, who earlier hinted at retirement, has returned to training.

Fury eyes the massive £200million fight against Joshua but warned that it is going to be expensive to have him in the ring.

Recalling that Fury earlier disclosed after he knocked out Dillian Whyte at the Wembley Stadium that he would quit professional boxing.

That fight saw him earn a whopping £150million as he remains undefeated. But he has confirmed that he’s already training like a ‘lunatic’ and will come out of retirement for mega pay to fight Joshua.

Joshua signs partnership deal with DAZN

Sports Brief earlier reported that heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has secured a lucrative deal with streaming service DAZN, as he prepares for his crucial rematch against Oleksandr Usyk this summer.

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The England boxer of Nigerian descent has fought on Sky Sports for the entirety of his career, with his promoter Eddie Hearn previously having an exclusive deal with the broadcaster to stage his fights.

But in a post on social media Joshua has confirmed his fights will now air pay-per-view in the UK via the streaming company.