Foreman: Wilder-Joshua Would Be Biggest Heavyweight Fight Ever

As previously reported by, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder set his sights on Anthony Joshua after defending his world title with a brutal first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in New York on Saturday night.

Wilder sent Breazeale crashing to the canvas with a steamroller right hand just two minutes and 17 seconds into the opener at the Barclays Center.

The devastating knockout extended the 33-year-old’s unbeaten record to 41 wins and a draw from 42 bouts.


Wilder, who drew with Tyson Fury in his last fight in December, and unbeaten WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF champion Joshua have struggled to agree terms on a bout in the past.

Despite two knockdowns, many felt Fury had outboxed Wilder only for the fight to end in a controversial draw.

Despite that outcome, the biggest fight to make in boxing is a showdown between Wilder and Joshua. 

Hall of Famer and former heavyweight world champion, George Foreman, believes a unification between Wilder and Joshua would be the biggest fight in heavyweight history.

"He hit [Breazeale] so hard, like we did back in the day. He hit him so hard that I ran and went under my bed. My wife asked me 'where are you going' and I said 'I don't want him to come after me.' That's a puncher, a real live puncher," Foreman told TMZ

"It's hard to say [if Wilder is the biggest puncher] of all-time. Joe Louis was the biggest knuckle-cruncher there is. Wilder is developing that kind of power. He's hitting a lot harder than I did with the right hand - that's for certain.

"In my day, with that right hand that he throws - I've never seen that before. That right hand is powerful, and he could have probably knocked out anyone at any time in the heavyweight division - it don't matter if it was George Foreman, Mike Tyson Joe Frazier, anyone could have gotten it from him.

"If Joshua and Wilder fight - it would be the biggest heavyweight fight of all-time, bigger than anything, if they actually fought."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 05-24-2019

Is this about nationalism or what?! Joshua-Wilder won't even make the top 5 list of greatest clash ever

Comment by Vae Victis on 05-24-2019

[QUOTE=u122564;19767978]yes correct, he also had a jewish manager. it didnt stop the nazi's using him as propaganda though.[/QUOTE] From Wikipedia: [B]When he returned to Germany after his defeat by Joe Louis, Schmeling was now shunned by the Nazis. [/B]He won…

Comment by champion4ever on 05-23-2019

I agree. If they continue to allow this fight to marinate it can potentially be the biggest grossing heavyweight fight ever. A lot Deontay Wilder's haters took his words and deliberately distorted and misconstrued them. What Wilder said is that…

Comment by Motofan on 05-23-2019

George is always super respectful of the current generation of fighters. He's always said **** like this.

Comment by u122564 on 05-23-2019

[QUOTE=Vae Victis;19764084]Let me be the first to add that although Schmeling served as a paratrooper in WWII, he was never a member of the NAZI Party. Also, Schmeling (who made out well financially after WWII) became life long friends with…

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