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Only Wilder Can Beat Anthony Joshua, Says Bellew

Anthony Joshua is not ready for a heavyweight unification fight with Deontay Wilder insists former WBO title holder Joseph Parker but he added if the fighters want to battle it out they will make it happen.

Hearn offers Wilder $20m for Joshua, tickover

Eddie Hearn insists a $20m offer for Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua and a “tickover” fight is still on the table for the American despite a fight between Joshua and Alexander Povetkin nearing fruition.

“It’s embarrassing Deontay Wilder has 40 fights and fought the names he has. But, the only man on the planet who can beat Anthony Joshua is Wilder,” Bellew told the Metro. “No one else stands a chance. Not even Tyson Fury.

“Styles make fights. Does anyone think Joshua would find it hard to catch Fury clean? Does anyone think Fury has the power to hurt Joshua? It’s easy to see the outcome in that fight. It’s a brutal stoppage and I believe Wilder would do the same to Fury.”

Bellew, who defeated David Haye in a fifth-round TKO in March also believes that Joshua will smash Povetkin who has twice tested positive for banned substances in his boxing career.

“No one wants to see a 12-round match, two fighters playing chess. They turn up to see blood, guts and someone going to sleep. Joshua has done that time and time again, and I believe he’ll deliver that when he faces Povetkin. I think he’ll absolutely obliterate him. Smash him in three or four rounds at most.”

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