The UK’s Anthony Joshua spots the technical gaps in his American counterpart’s game ahead of a potential clash in 2018 between the two.
Any unification fight between the two is thought to be aimed at for later in 2018 however – with Joshua likely to face WBO champion Parker next and Wilder slated to face Luis Ortiz next up.
Both bouts could happen on the same night or if not, at least very close together.
So the school of thought out there at the moment suggests the building of a showdown between the two is what is being aimed at – provided both keep winning.
The bookmakers have made Joshua an early favorite in the fight and after speaking to some people in recent weeks, there is a feeling out there that Wilder at 3/1 and 10/3 just to beat Joshua outright in some places – offers excellent value.
Reason being that Joshua has shown he can be put down before and other than himself, Wilder is arguably the biggest puncher in boxing today.
However speaking to Thierry Henry on Sky Sports television, Joshua believes he sees gaps in his fight game:
“Wilder I think would be next (toughest after Fury) just for the sheer fact that I think his record proves that he has a powerful punch. But he’s powerful punch doesn’t come with an uppercut, it doesn’t come with a peach left hook – it just comes with a straight right hand. You kind of chip the tree down with Wilder and I think he starts losing his confidence.”
Time will tell if Joshua can put what he preaches into practice if a deal can be reached for later in 2018.