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Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua 2-Fight Deal Agreed Verbally: Saudi and Africa

Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua 2-Fight Deal Agreed Verbally: Saudi and Africa

Former boxing heavyweight champions- Deontay Wilder ad Anthony Joshua can lock horns shortly.

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua have seemingly given green signals to their potential fight, which can happen on a card also featuring Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury.

While Usyk and Fury have their next opponents confirmed in Daniel Dubois and Francis Ngannou respectively, ‘AJ’ and Wilder are still to announce their next.

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That said, Deontay Wilder recently connected with ES News and confirmed negotiating for the Anthony Joshua fight, which he seeks to be a two-bout deal.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ said, “That’s the one that’s up next. I’ll be getting in camp for that real soon. It’s gonna be a great, great fight between me and him [Anthony Joshua].

Wilder further conveyed that the first fight shall happen in Saudi Arabia and the rematch will potentially be taking place in Africa.

Anthony Joshua, who is fresh off a KO win over Robert Helenius, has also given similar thoughts about facing Deontay Wilder somewhere down the line. Joshua also outlined how the fight will appear, comparing it to the legendary George Foreman vs Ron Lyle bout.

‘AJ’ told Sky Sports, “I’d say I’m a bit smarter than that. My approach to boxing is IQ and intelligence. That was an all-out slugfest… I’m saying I’m better than that, and I should be able to beat any opponent just by using one hand I’m that good – that’s my mindset. Whoever’s good enough to take me to the trenches, let’s go.”

Both Joshua and Wilder have had their latest wins against Robert Helenius via KO. It will be intriguing to see how the former world heavyweight champions fare against each other.

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Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder- Boxing Heavyweight Career Comparison

In a career of 26 wins and three losses, Anthony Joshua has scored 23 KOs and has lost only to Andy Ruiz Jr. and Oleksandr Usyk (2X). He avenged the defeat against Ruiz Jr, in an immediate rematch but is yet to do so against Usyk.

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Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder holds 42 KOs in a resume of 43 wins, 2 losses, and I draw. The only opponent he couldn’t beat was Tyson Fury. Wilder suffered 2 losses and 1 draw against ‘The Gypsy King’.

Now that Joshua and Wilder are back on win-track, a winner between them can settle the next title contender for the boxing heavyweight gold.

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