By Tom Evans, courtesy of The Daily Star
DANIEL DUBOIS has had his say on a possible heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Dubois, 20, is one of the hottest prospects in British boxing and many believe he could become the next Anthony Joshua – a man he famously downed in a sparring session.
He takes on Tom Little at the O2 Arena on June 23 as he bids to clinch the English heavyweight title.
And with his training preparations all but complete, he has now spoken out about Joshua’s proposed fight with hard-hitting American Wilder.
“It’s two titans meeting in the ring,” he told Boxing Social.
“I’d love to see that fight. It’s a fight I think most boxing fans want to see – it’s the best facing the best.
“It would be a great fight and a great unification as well – we could see one man at the top of the division.”
A deal between Joshua and Wilder appears to be close.
But the venue of the bout could be a stumbling block as Joshua, 28, wants it in the UK while Wilder, 32, is holding out for a fight across the pond.
And when asked who he thought would win the hotly-anticipated match-up, Dubois picked the American.
“I think Wilder based on his last two performances – the way he had to pull through against Ortiz, every fight fan likes to see that,” he added.
“I’m a fight fan as well as a fighter and he [Wilder] impressed me with that.
“I think the speed, the power and the angles is what he brings to the ring.
“It’s not usual. He’s very tall and very long so we’ll see.
“Anthony himself brings a lot to the table as well so it makes for a fantastic spectacle.”