Klitschko to Joshua: Beware of Wilder danger

Wladimir Klitschko has chosen not to back Anthony Joshua to defeat Deontay Wilder if they fought in a massive undisputed heavyweight unification.

Despite recently stating Joshua would take care of ‘fart in the wind’ Tyson Fury will relative ease, ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ wouldn’t add a prediction on a clash with Wilder.

Due to Wilder’s slight weight and explosive power, Klitschko believes Joshua would get all the trouble he could handle – and more – should Britain’s king of the division put his clutch of title belts on the line against the American’s WBC version.

“It would be a dangerous fight for Joshua,” Klitschko said. “I’m not saying he wouldn’t win it but Wilder has something. Due to his weight, he is extremely fast.

“He has good power in his hands and he’s extremely fast. Maybe he’s kind of wild in his technique but those punches are coming from who knows where.

“He is hard to defend against – where is that punch going to land or which side is it coming from? Joshua has all-around more capability but Wilder is taller than Joshua and is faster than Joshua.

“He doesn’t have the weight behind his punches but he is extremely fast, and it would depend upon what kind of mood both fighters were in,” he added.


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