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Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder tale of the tape as Brit talks up big-hitter bout before Tyson Fury fight

, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder tale of the tape as Brit talks up big-hitter bout before Tyson Fury fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA has set his sights on a showdown with Deontay Wilder next year – despite a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk being on the cards.

AJ is set to rematch the newly-crowned unified heavyweight champion early next year but is already thinking of a potential clash with Wilder, which has been years in the making.

How Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder stack up
Anthony Joshua is set to have a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk early next year

, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder tale of the tape as Brit talks up big-hitter bout before Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder’s next move is unknown following his defeat to Tyson Fury

He told iFL TV: “If the fans can’t see I would take these fights with the fighters like Wilder in a heartbeat.

“And I want people to know that I would fight anyone in their prime or anytime.

“Give me a mandatory and I will fight anyone, I love the game and will fight anyone.

“I will take on any challenge providing politics aren’t an issue and the finances are there with these guys, people know what I am about.

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“I think Wilder fought (Tyson) Fury thinking it was going to be easier than his previous fights and got caught in a trilogy web.

“But would I fight Wilder, yes I would.”


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Boxing fans around the world have been itching for Joshua and Wilder to share the ring for several years.

So SunSport thought it’d only be right to break down the potential showdown between the heavy hitters.

Age

Father Time is on the side of former unified heavyweight king Joshua, who recently turned 32.

Wilder is four years Joshua’s senior at the age of 36, which he turned on October 22.

Experience

Both men are well and truly seasoned professionals, although Wilder has had considerably more fights than his British rival.

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, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder tale of the tape as Brit talks up big-hitter bout before Tyson Fury fight

Former WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder has 45 professional fights to his name

, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder tale of the tape as Brit talks up big-hitter bout before Tyson Fury fight

Joshua, meanwhile, has 26 professional fights to his name

The American has taken part in 45 fights in his professional career, which began in November 2008.

Joshua, meanwhile, turned pro five years later and has made the walk to the ring 25 times.

Physical

Both men are towering and domineering figures, although the slight edge in height and reach go to American Wilder.

The Bronze Bomber stands at a staggering 6’7 and weighed a career-heavy 238lbs for his ill-fated trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.

Joshua, meanwhile, is a shorter 6’6 and tipped the scales at 240lbs for his September showdown with Usyk.

Wilder possesses a slight reach advantage over the Brit, with his arms stretching 83 inches in comparison to Joshua’s 82 inches.

Form

Both men are currently riding losing streaks, with Wilder having suffered back-to-back losses to WBC champ Fury.

Joshua is currently licking his wounds following his Tottenham tussle with Usyk last month, who danced his way to a unanimous decision victory.

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