George Foreman Very High on Joshua, Wants Him To Face Wilder

Heavyweight legend and Hall of Famer George Foreman is a very big fan of IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).

Foreman, a two time heavyweight champion, would love to see Joshua unify against WBC champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) in the near future. He views that showdown as one of the biggest fights to be made in boxing.

Foreman appeared on Obviously Fight Talk and discussed Joshua's career defining stoppage from this past April, when the British got off the floor to stop former division ruler Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round.


Joshua is back in the ring on October 28th, when he makes a mandatory defense of his belt against Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria. As for Wilder, he is being lined up for a world title defense in November - possibly against unbeaten Cuban Luis Ortiz.

On Anthony Joshua & the state of the heavyweight division:

"Ah, boy, what a heavyweight fight Anthony Joshua and [Wladimir] Klitschko put on. Oh, boy. Exciting night for boxing. It was something exciting. Had me on the edge of the seat. Once again, it's a good fight for heavyweights. And there's a guy in the United States, they call him Wilder. Wilder is good, and once these two guys fight and meet in the middle of the ring, the world will come knocking again as they did for Conor McGregor [when he fought Floyd Mayweather]."

Continued – when asked if heavyweight boxing can come back to a Golden Age:

"I think so, this Anthony Joshua is something from the past. He's good for the present. And he's going to be spectacular for the future. Joshua, oh, yes, he's a fighter. He's a good one."

He says that the Joshua fight was Klitschko’s most memorable fight:

"The most memorable fight he's ever been in as far as I'm concerned. He laid it down on the line. he had to fight, he did fight. I'm proud of that for boxing. But that Anthony Joshua was something from the past. He was something from the past. You don't find that kind of fighter anymore."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 09-06-2017

Eddie could make this fight happen, or any fight happen if he wanted it. But he trying to protect aj.

Comment by vitali1999 on 09-06-2017

[QUOTE=yoshik;18020388]Exactly, Wilder will make all kinds of noise, crazy demands and then fight another cruiserweight.[/QUOTE] Or somebodys grandmother

Comment by vitali1999 on 09-06-2017

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;18020428]I see my fellow Scientists of The Sweet Science and you are correct....deontayduckus wilderquackus just quacks at very high decibels......I follow Klitschko on twitter.....Klitschko held the Heavyweight Division in a stranglehold for a decade and for this reason I believe…

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 09-06-2017

[QUOTE=vitali1999;18019734]Yes Joshua is the new king of the HW division. But Joshua won't knock wilder out cause wilder won't fight him. Words is wilders game, Joshua talks with his fists. I see Joshua fighting Ortiz next year. As for wilder…

Comment by iamboxing on 09-06-2017

A great legitimate HW fight if it'sd ever made, best we'll see in a long time in the HW division....when was the last great HW fight where you didn't know who would win and they were matched in skill and…

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