WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder recently weighed in on the upcoming heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
Wilder spoke to Fighthub and said he is conflicted with who to pick in the April fight.
“With the Klitschko and Joshua fight, my heart is with Joshua, but my mind is with Klitschko,” Wilder said. “Klitschko, you can’t count him out. I think father time is at his door. But again, styles make fights. Both of them have that skillful boxing style. It’s going to be an interesting fight. If I had to pick one, I would go with Joshua. For the simple fact that me and him would make a big fight. Me and him; strong, unifying the division, and knockouts as well. That’s what the fans want."
Joshua and Klitschko are fighting at Wembley Stadium on April 29 for the WBA "super," IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in a bout that is expected to break U.K. boxing attendance records. In the first set of ticket sales, 50,000 tickets for the fight had already been sold. This will be Klitschko's first fight since losing his heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury back in 2015.
Wilder is busy preparing for his first fight since breaking his hand and forearm in a title defense against Chris Arreola. Wilder is scheduled to defend his WBC championship against Andrzej Wawrzyk in Birmingham, Alabama on February 25. The interview can be seen in the video above.