Froch doesn’t understand why Joshua is avoiding Wilder
With all the talk surrounding a potential matchup between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder it’s only natural for other people in the sport to be asked about the situation as well. The latest to weigh in on the topic is the UK’s former super middleweight champion Carl Froch.
It has appeared this week that Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been more worried about a potential fight between Wilder and Dillian Whyte than he is a fight with Joshua. Hearn even stated that he’s made Wilder a new and improved offer to face Whyte.
Meanwhile, Froch doesn’t understand why Joshua and Hearn are basically ignoring Wilder and the public’s demand for the fight.
“I don’t really understand why ‘Josh’ just disregards him, he seems to be happy to keep him waiting. Wilder is the one. The one we want to see him in with and the fight he needs to win,” Froch said to Sky Sports.
“There is always pressure on Joshua but thanks to Deontay Wilder, there is even more this time around. A lot of people are asking questions. Is he coming over? When is he going to fight ‘Josh’ and if not, why not? All of a sudden, there is someone out there who is smashing people to bits and looking fantastic doing it.”
“Wilder is exciting. He has explosive power, he is awkward, he is dangerous and when he’s got someone hurt he doesn’t let them off the hook, unlike Wladimir Klitschko. Regardless of what he says and puts out there, Wilder is big and scary and trust me, when ‘Josh’ and Rob McCracken sit down and watch a Deontay Wilder fight, they will know – 100 percent – that it is a very dangerous fight.”
Froch was very impressed with Wilder’s most recent win over Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz. He also feels that a fight between Joshua and Wilder is probably the biggest fight that can be made in the sport at this time.
Joshua of course has his upcoming unification bout with Joseph Parker this Saturday on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Showtime in America. Should Parker pull off the upset and beat Joshua a rematch between the two would be expected next. If Joshua does what he is currently favored to do and defeats Parker then he can most definitely expect the hype surrounding a Wilder matchup to escalate to levels it’s never seen.
By: Chris Henderson