BRITISH heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois has tipped America’s WBC titlist Deontay Wilder to defeat unified WBA, IBF and WBO boss Anthony Joshua. “I’d favour Wilder. It’s equally risky for both of them but I favour Wilder,” Dubois said, surprisingly, of Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder.
But he doesn’t expect the fight to materialise, even though negotiations are currently progressing. “Personally I don’t blame him for going for an easy option. Take on someone else, someone that’s less of a threat. Wilder is a very dangerous fighter,” reflected Dubois, who, when he was a GB boxer got some sparring rounds in with Joshua. “He [Wilder] is a big, serious threat for AJ losing the titles. That’s money. Money gone. Money he could earn otherwise, fighting different opposition.”
Now just seven fights into his professional career, on Saturday (June 23) Dubois will fight Tom Little for the English heavyweight title. “It’s a fight, it’s on, it gets lively, it is what it is,” Dubois said. “It’s a fight, it’s on, I’m ready.