ANTHONY JOSHUA has tipped an ‘obsessed’ Deontay Wilder to settle the score with Tyson Fury this weekend.
The American will bid to reclaim the WBC heavyweight title from the Gypsy King in a Las Vegas trilogy fight early on Sunday morning.
Wilder, 35, has made it his sole mission to become a two-time heavyweight champ since being stopped by Fury last February.
And Joshua reckons The Bronze Bomber will upset the applecart and hand Fury his first professional loss.
When asked to predict the outcome of the fight, AJ said: “I’m not too bothered.
“Look, because you’ve asked the question, let’s go with Wilder because he seems obsessed, like he really wants it.
“He seems really focused on the task ahead, so, you know, a focused man is a dangerous man and he’s focused.
“Wilder might get the decision. Actually, no, it has to be a knockout.”
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Joshua, 31, had initially tipped his fellow Brit to get the job done in the Vegas desert.
In June, he said: “Fury won the last one so I’ll go with Fury because you’re only as good as your last performance.
“Good luck to them both.”
Joshua is still licking his wounds from his unanimous decision defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last month, which ended his second reign as unified heavyweight champion.
The Watford warrior will rematch the slick southpaw early next year and is confident of avenging his second professional loss.
He said: “I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations and identified my mistakes.
“I’ve learnt my lesson. Don’t worry about me. My spirit is strong!”
Immediately after the fight, AJ said: “If you look at it from a negative point of view, you’re never going to have that mindset that you can make a difference because you’re down anyway.
“But if you look at it from a positive point of view, and realise, ‘Yeah, I took a loss.
“‘But that’s a lesson, that’s a blessing. I can use it as fuel to get better.
“‘And use it as fuel to right my wrongs. You can only get better from there.
“So I’m not gonna hold myself down from the mistake I made, I’m only gonna uplift myself and say, ‘Actually, you know what? That was a tough fight.
“‘But from that fight, I’m gonna go away, get my notepad out and find ways to improve.”
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