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Foreman: Wilder-Joshua Would Be Biggest Heavyweight Fight Ever

As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, 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.

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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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