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Froch: Joshua Beating Wilder Will Make Fury Fight Even Bigger

Former world champion and Sky Sports pundit Carl Froch would still like to see a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Back in February, Wilder lost his WBC world title when he was stopped in seven rounds by Tyson Fury in their Las Vegas rematch.

Joshua was stopped in seven rounds by Andy Ruiz in June 2019, but dominated the December rematch for a twelve round unanimous decision win.


Joshua is facing mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the coming months, while Wilder is heading in the direction of a trilogy fight with Fury - possibly in early October.

The biggest fight in the heavyweight division is a clash between Joshua and Fury, but that may not happen until some point in 2021 at the earliest.

If that contest doesn't come down, Froch believes Joshua beating Wilder will make the Fury unification even bigger.

"It would be good to see Joshua fight Wilder, that remains a decent match-up, even though Wilder was outclassed by Tyson Fury," Froch said to Sky Sports.

"I still want to see that fight. It would be a measuring stick to see where Joshua is - and it would be a good test to show that he can beat Wilder as well. A win for Joshua over Wilder builds the Fury fight even bigger. At the moment, Fury seems to be top dog after taking the WBC title from Wilder.

"They are going to meet again in a third fight and both will remain big names afterwards, regardless of the result. Why not put AJ against Wilder at some stage and really show that Joshua means business."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Boxviewer;20492679]AJ ducked Wilder in your dream? These crying Wilder's fans are fond of turning the truth upside down. Wilder was the one ducking any serious contender and after all these years of being champion he never fought any unification. The…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20493998]when did wilder turn down Whyte? Wilder told Whyte give me $7M and I’ll fight you as a mandatory and Whyte REFUSED wilder told Hearn that he’d fight Whyte as long as the contract states the winner fights AJ…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 04-03-2020

You would, even considering that wilders opposition for those 10 defences were of lower standard than who Joshua was facing. Not to mention if Joshua took the Wilder route to his career he would still be fighting blown up Cruiserweights…

Comment by Cool Scant on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;20494315]It was Joshua's 18th fight, you say Joshua is vastly overrated and it was his 18th fight and still very green. I think Joshua deserves. Credit for taking that fight, also that fight is the one that really elevated him…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20493999]Klitschko was 41 years old coming off a loss to Fury where he was old shot and couldn’t throw a punch and an 18 month layoff without a tuneup. What do you think lol[/QUOTE] It was Joshua's 18th fight,…

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