An Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder unification bout in 2018 would no doubt go down a treat for boxing fans and for the sport as a whole, but some are questioning the chances of it happening at all.

There is a school of thought out there that suggests Joshua may look at Wilder as too much of a risk at this stage of his career, for the type of money he would get.

While the building the fight argument might make sense monetarily there’s no doubt if it happened this year it would still generate huge finances, for both men.

Speaking to IFL TV, David Haye doesn’t think it happens this yer however:

“I don’t see it. My gut instinct says no. Maybe next year. If Parker beats Joshua, then there’s a rematch. So Joshua v Wilder won’t happen this year. There are more lucrative fights out there for Joshua that he might feel are easier.”

Haye was speaking ahead of his My 5th heavyweight rematch with Liverpool’s Tony Bellew.

Joshua fights Joseph Parker next up on March 31st in a huge unification fight in Cardiff.