WILDER: KLITSCHKO SHOULDN’T BE WRITTEN OFF

By , January 22, 2017 4:51 pm

WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder is still giving Wladimir Klitschko a go at defeating IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in their bout on April 29 regardless of his feelings that father time is hitting on the door of the aging 40-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight.


Deontay frankly admits that he prefers the younger lion Joshua win the fight, though, considering that a show-down between the two will make a heck of lots of green stuff. Wilder enjoys the idea of him matching a fighter like Joshua, whom will come to slug with him, given that he desires to trade shots with him and land a few right hands blow on his chin to see whether he remains standing.

Joshua hasn’t been hit with a significant shot ever since Dillian Whyte staggered him in the second round of their fight in 2015. If Joshua defeats the hapless Wladimir on April 29 without getting hit with something significant, then Wilder might be next if the IBF and WBA allow Joshua the to fight the 6’7” Deontay in a unification fight.

Wilder asserted this regarding his views on the Joshua vs. Wladimir fight on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England:

“With the Klitschko and Joshua bout, my heart is with Joshua, yet my mind is with Klitschko,” explained Wilder while discussing his thoughts on the Joshua-Klitschko fight.

“Klitschko, you can’t underrate him. I think father time is knocking at his door. But again, styles make fights,” Wilder added.

Analysts believe that if Joshua cannot crush Wladimir, then he’s actually not the fighter that many boxing fans assumed he is since this should be a fairly easy fight for him everyone witnessed how Tyson Fury managed to knock Wladimir out just by moving for 12 rounds and slapping him with weak punches. Wladimir appeared frozen from the 1st round, reluctant to throw punches for fear of getting hit by a counter shot.

Wladimir is likely to do the same thing against Joshua on April 29. The moment Joshua finds out that Wladimir can’t or better yet won’t throw anything back at him; he will get confident and swiftly knock him out. It’ll be intriguing to see how the massive crowd reacts at Wembley Stadium.

But before the much-anticipated fight date, Wilder still believes Wladimir shouldn’t be completely written off and that he stands a chance of pulling a surprise.

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