It’s just one week until Deontay Wilder defends his WBC world heavyweight title against Tyson Fury.
Both two undefeated heavyweights will meet at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles with boxing fans and pundits split on what the result will be.
The question remains can Fury, who hasn’t fought a world class opponent since he famously defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, regain that form an overcome the devastating threat of Wilder.
Wilder is a heavy handed with 39 knockouts in his 40 wins – but the question remains, who will come out on top.
The prediction everyone has been waiting for is that of unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua – who history with both Wilder and Fury.
But the wait is over, as Joshua, the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO world champion, gave his prediction while talking at the Range Rover Evoque Experience event.
Joshua’s prediction on Wilder vs Fury winner
Joshua said: “Wilder is a champion now and if he wins, he can do what he wants. If Fury wins, Wilder gets a rematch so it messes up the plans a bit. Nevertheless, Wilder for me. He will win.
“I need Wilder to win. It gives me more of an opportunity to fight him. As a champion, if he retains his belt, that’s the fight that people have been yearning for, so hopefully 2019 is going to be a big year for me.
“I think this fight will happen. It has to for the love of the sport, especially where we are at in our careers.
“The Wilder fight has to happen. We’re both champions. Fans are demanding it. ‘It’ll be a double-sided fight [there would be a rematch]. For me, the first one will take place in London at Wembley.”
Joshua is already confirmed to be fighting on April 13, 2019 at Wembley Stadium – however, the man who will be in the opposite corner that night remains unknown.