‘I know it’s crazy’ – Deontay Wilder surprisingly thinks Anthony Joshua can beat Tyson Fury if a fight happens, but says AJ needs to improve ‘mentally’ to earn redemption

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'I know it's crazy' - Deontay Wilder surprisingly thinks Anthony Joshua can beat Tyson Fury if a fight happens, but says AJ needs to improve 'mentally' to earn redemption
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Deontay Wilder has unexpectedly said he thinks Anthony Joshua might just beat Tyson Fury, should the pair ever meet in the ring.

The two Britons had recently been in negotiations to fight on December 3, but talks have collapsed over the past two months and now Fury will face Derek Chisora ​​instead, live on talkSPORT.

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Ahead of this breakdown of the proposed fight, Wilder was asked for his thoughts.

“I can see this fight going far,” he told Big Fight Weekend.

“I don’t see this fight being a knockout or anything like that.

“And I can see Joshua beating him. I know it’s crazy to say or some people will say, ‘How do you see that?’

“Some people would think so. But I could definitely see Joshua winning this fight to be honest.

“If he comes in and does his thing and doesn’t think so much. I think Joshua thinks a lot. He also doubts himself a lot.

Wilder Questioned Joshua's Mentality

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Wilder questioned Joshua’s mentality

“I don’t think he has much self-motivation or self-confidence. It’s just my opinion, it’s just me watching from the outside.

“I know what it takes to be a warrior, a killer, to have a killer mindset, to look into a killer’s eyes. The energy, the feeling. I don’t get that from him, I don’t feel that from him.

“But I think if he comes in properly, and he doesn’t need a lot of correction, if he corrects some things mentally.

“I think it’s all mental for him. Physically he can do everything else, but sometimes it’s just that mental part.

“The mind is the biggest part of this business. I think if he changes some things mentally, he could come back and redeem himself more than ever.

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