Froch Predicts Wilder KO of Joshua in First Round

The former super middleweight world champion just can't stop criticizing AJ

by Sededin Dedovic
Froch Predicts Wilder KO of Joshua in First Round
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Joshua, the former unified world heavyweight champion, will face Otto Wallin, the current IBF heavyweight mandatory challenger, while Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight champion, will take on Joseph Parker, the former WBO heavyweight champion.

Both Joshua and Wilder have faced tough competition in their careers, and their upcoming opponents will be no different. Wallin is a tough, durable challenger with a strong chin, while Parker is a former world champion with a proven track record.

If both Joshua and Wilder win their fights, they could face each other in a mega-fight to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

The experienced Brit doesn't give Joshua a chance

Carl Froch, a retired British boxer, believes Deontay Wilder would knock out Anthony Joshua in the first round.

Froch, who is known for his outspoken personality, has always been a critic of Joshua and believes that Wilder's power would simply be too much for Joshua. "Deontay Wilder would knock him out in the first round. I've always said that and I still think it's true.

Wilder would go after Joshua in the first round, who was reserved in his prime and now fears his own shadow. I think that Wilder would catch him with his chin bomb and Joshua would end up on the ground and not get up. It doesn't matter if he can get up or not, he won't.

This is the reason why the two of them don't fight, because if it came to that, Joshua's career would was over and the curtains would definitely come down. But if Joshua gets his head in order, he can win!" Froch explained to the 'In The Zone' podcast.

It remains to be seen if Joshua can overcome his fears and beat Wilder, we could all notice that mentally he is not doing as well as in previous years. However, that match would surely be the match of the year.