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Winky Wright Backs Wilder To Beat Joshua, Explains Why

Hall of Famer and former undisputed junior middleweight world champion, Winky Wright, backs WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) to defeat IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

Joshua vs. Wilder is one of the biggest fights to make in the sport - and many view it as the biggest.

The two world champions were in deep discussions to face each other in the fall, but their negotiations were never finalized - as both sides were unable to reach a full agreement on the terms.

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With the two champions going in different directions in the fall, the current scenario has them potentially facing each other in April, at Wembley in London.

Wright is not ruling out the possibility of a Joshua win - but he's backing Wilder to win - and he believes there are certain attributes that give Wilder the edge to win.

"I think both fighters are good fighters, I just think Wilder is a little bit more athletic, a little bit more elusive. That right hand is dangerous, he just can’t depend on that right hand all the time, he’s got to get in there and mix it up. Joshua can mix it up and he’s a big boy with a good punch himself, but I definitely like Wilder," Wright told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

And Wright is not expecting the contest to go the distance.

Both boxers have been hurt in the past, and both were able to recover to secure the knockout win.

"I don’t think [it goes the distance], unless one of them gets hurt and runs, which I don’t see. I don’t see Wilder doing it and I don’t see Joshua doing it, especially after he fought Klitschko. He got hurt, got up, moved around a little bit and then went back in throwing his bombs. We know both fighters can be hurt, we know both fighters have the will to come back and win. Now we just need to see both fighters get in there and prove who is the best," Wright said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by markther on 07-10-2018

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;18927523]I agree with you.. I thought the HOF was to honor GREAT fighters. Winky is good, but not GREAT. The Mosley wins were more of a bad style match-up. And then the Trinidad win, who was retired.[/QUOTE] He may have…

Comment by 5000boxing on 07-10-2018

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18926918]Bearing in mind we are talking about Wilder, you work it out...[/QUOTE] What? All that talk is just talk.. only AJ'S fans agree.. well not all.. his instagram is lit up with bad comments.. an all pro boxers and…

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 07-10-2018

[QUOTE=markther;18926245]The HOF in boxing is an absolute joke. How does a guy who ending his career with (3) straight losses to Peter Quillin, Paul Williams, and BHOP get in. Or a guy get in who had a draw with that…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 07-10-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18926898]Who? Wilder or AJ?[/QUOTE] Bearing in mind we are talking about Wilder, you work it out...

Comment by 5000boxing on 07-10-2018

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18924666]He's an attacking force no doubt. But defensively he is crap, if we are honest. He gets touched up almost every fight he has had above a certain level.[/QUOTE] Who? Wilder or AJ?

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