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Carl Froch offers his prediction ahead of Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder

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After beating Bermane Stiverne at the beginning of the month, Deontay Wilder called out Anthony Joshua to become his next opponent.

This came shortly after the Brit’s victory over Carlos Takam in front of 78,000 spectators in Cardiff.

Promoter Eddie Hearn then confirmed that the pair will meet next year in a heavyweight unification fight after meeting Wilder’s promoter in the USA last week.

The fight promises to be an exciting one with the pair yet to lose a professional bout between them.

Joshua has won all of his 20 fights since entering the ring as a professional whilst Wilder has come out on top in all 39 of his.

Even though no official agreement has been reached yet, the debate on who will emerge victorious is well underway.

However, one man who is confident of the outcome is former super-middleweight Carl Froch, who predicts that Joshua will come out on top.

“I think Joshua might get away with one or two more fights before that, but that will be it, and then we’ll know,” Froch said via Drivetime.

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne - Weigh-in

“I think Joshua beats Deontay Wilder – he’s too big for him.

“Wilder is really loose and opens up with really wide shots. Joshua is very clever.

“And boxing beats that Wilder way of swinging and that wind-milling.

“He’ll just stay down the pipe, throw a nice straight one-two, walk Deontay Wilder onto a shot and absolutely frighten him if he boxes like that.”

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

However, Froch did outline some of Wilder’s strengths which could pose a problem for Joshua:

"But Wilder has got that dangerous punch. He’s a one-punch knockout man - he can bang hard – and if he catches Joshua on the chin, it’s a hit, and that’s what’s so fascinating.”

Joshua and Wilder are set to go head-to-head in the ring next year, though a date is yet to be confirmed.

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