Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua predicts American will emerge victorious, explains why he won’t watch the fight

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AJ isn’t planning to stay up until the early hours for his rivals’ clash

Anthony Joshua believes Deontay Wilder will beat Tyson Fury when they face off on December 1, but says he won’t be watching regardless.

The unified heavyweight world champion needs just Wilder’s belt to become undisputed king, but insists the American’s next fight doesn’t fit into his time schedule, so he’ll be fast asleep while it’s happening.

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua gives fans the Evoque Experience as he takes part in the KOBOX session during the Range Rover Evoque Launch

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Boxing champion Anthony Joshua gives fans the Evoque Experience as he takes part in the KOBOX session during the Range Rover Evoque Launch

Speaking at the Range Rover Evoque reveal event Joshua explained: “The fight is on too early in the morning for me, so I’ll be sleeping.

“I enjoy watching the highlights. I’ll watch it in the morning on social media. When I wake up, I like to see who got knocked out.

“It’s a generation thing. We like highlights, so I don’t watch the whole thing.”

Fury and Wilder will share a ring together in LA on December 1

Fury and Wilder will share a ring together in LA on December 1

Regarding the fight itself, AJ is hoping Wilder emerges victorious and believes that’s exactly what will happen.

The WBA, IBF and WBO king wants the chance to pick up the WBC title next year, and knows a Fury victory could trigger a rematch clause and scupper this possibility.

When asked for his thoughts on the bout, Joshua replied: “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.”

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