Khan: Wilder-Fury Fight Showed They Are Two Best Heavyweights

Amir Khan does not expect a unification to come off between heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Joshua is scheduled to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO world titles on April 13th at Wembley Stadium in London - and WBC world champion Deontay Wilder is the opponent of choice for the British unified champion.

Earlier this month, Wilder fought to a controversial twelve round split draw with undefeated challenger Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles.


But believes Wilder is more likely to move forward with a rematch against Fury.

“I don’t think the Joshua fight will happen,” Khan told Express Sport. “There’s a lot to lose for Joshua in that fight.

“But, I can see the rematch (between Wilder and Fury) happening more likely.”

As far as the Wilder vs. Fury contest, Khan felt his countryman had done enough to edge out a victory on the cards.

“That was a great fight, first of all. As a fight fan, it was wicked to watch,” said Khan. “There were big blows going in and out; great movement by Fury. Fury dodged a few big shots but landed on the floor twice. But he came back from it.

“The way he came back, not a lot of people would ever think that, with those big shots he took. Because a lot of people are out for the count from them. But Fury just kept coming back stronger and stronger and showing that he is a better fighter and a bigger name.

“I had Fury winning the fight, even though Wilder is a friend of mine. I scored the fight and I thought Fury won by one or two rounds. It’s just a shame to see a British judge, out of all the judges, record a draw. I mean, what fight was he really watching. One thing about judges, they normally favour their own countrymen, normally. It didn’t happen that way, but be fair at least. But look, it is what it is.”

Khan felt the contest showed to him that Wilder and Fury were the two best heavyweights in boxing.

“It was a great fight and I can’t wait to see the second one," Khan said.

“And I think it’s showed the world that the best two heavyweights in the world have to be Fury and Deontay Wilder. Because both of them look unbeatable.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-29-2018

And I’ll ask again, how does Wilder emerge with any credit from that fight? Very little boxing skill on show, no punch variety, looking for a big shot and mostly being made to miss. I was disappointed in him that…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-29-2018

This guy convinced himself that AJ wrecked his mrs

Comment by Oshio on 12-27-2018

Nah I don't agree with Khan. Unfit Fury showed that Wilder is an amateur and an ABC kindergarten puncher.

Comment by alexjust on 12-26-2018

Just because people talk about two heavyweights it doesn't mean they are the best. The truth is nobody knows who, among the three of them, is the best. Until the winner of Wilder/Fury 2 fights AJ all this is just…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 12-26-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19386779]Lmao.. Wilder is the definition of a punchers chance fool.. every fighter out boxes him..[B] but he always finds a way to land that game changing punch.. that has always ended the boxers great night.[/B]. lol. you're the type of…

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