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David Price has his say on Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder

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The world of boxing is anticipating a massive calendar year in 2018, with plenty of potentially huge fights already in the offing.

Among the biggest being speculated is the possible unification clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Of course, for the time being, both Joshua and Wilder are focused in their immediate fights. The Brit takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker on March 31 at the Principality Stadium with his WBA [Super], IBF, IBO titles on the line.

Wilder, on the other hand, will be facing off against Luis Ortiz on March 3 at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn to defend his WBC heavyweight title.

Experts and fans have already started expressing their opinions about the outcome of the possible mega clash in the months ahead.

Fellow British heavyweight David Price, who has recently cropped up in the news after details of a sparring session against Joshua reemerged, has weighed in with his prediction.

And the Olympic bronze medallist believes the American powerhouse Wilder will be able to outlast Joshua over 12 rounds.

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

“I think Deontay Wilder could beat him, simply because he's got a little bit more of an unpredictable side to him as far as his boxing is concerned," Price told Sky Sports.

“Joshua is more well-schooled, with a hands up defence. But Wilder is massively wild and his speed at long-range could beat Joshua to the punch. I would have them level and obviously Tyson Fury.”

The Liverpudlian praised compatriot Joshua for improving the profile of the sport in the UK and admits the 28-year-old deserves credit for the feat.

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

“It's fallen nicely for him, but he's taken it all on and transformed the sport. This type of mania you see when he's fighting, we probably won't see it again in our lifetime,” he added.

“I went to that fight at Cardiff and it was like when I went to the FA Cup final there with Liverpool. It was just madness and one person generated that.”

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