Former heavyweight champion of the world George Foreman tabs one fighter in particular as the special talent to watch out for over the coming years in the modern heavyweight division.

Foreman to this day is still the oldest man to ever capture the heavyweight championship of the world (aged 45) so knows one or two things about heavyweight boxing, it’s fair to say.

A brutal puncher in his day, Foreman terrified his opponents with his raw knockout power which left many in bad shape afterwards.

Speaking to The Sun, Foreman spoke highly of the current heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua:

“I think he’s (Anthony Joshua) a legitimate heavyweight champion. He’s on the top of the list as far as one to beat.”

He went on to say:

“One day when they put together the Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight, it would probably be one of the greatest heavyweight fights in boxing in the modern-day.”

Indeed, a Joshua vs Wilder fight would be interesting in many respects.

Although a deal between the two to fight likely won’t be until the end of 2018 at the earliest, with both already in negotiations for different bouts next up.

Joshua is being lined up to face Joseph Parker next – while Wilder is slated to fight Luis Ortiz in the new year.

As for big George Foreman, he was recently linked with a fight against Steven Seagal, but for now, that seems to have died down.

What a career he had in the ring though, a vicious knockout artist if ever there was one: