Tyson Fury admits he wants to see Anthony Joshua knock Deontay Wilder out when the pair face each other.
The long-awaited clash is currently in the works for December.When asked to give his prediction for the Saudi showdown, the WBC heavyweight champion said: “Do you need me to answer that?
“I think we all know what happens. I’d love for AJ to knock him out.But I just see [Joshua] getting chinned to be honest.”
Fury and Wilder, seemingly buried the hatchet with one another in Saudi Arabia in February.
But it wasn’t long before Wilder renewed claims that his old rival cheated in two of their three fights.
Fury said: “When I met him man to man, he fell out.
“He come over and cuddled me, it was like, ‘All right, it must be done. He’s given me the cuddle, forget about it.
“I’ve beat him three times. I’ve absolutely done his record right in. Give him two knockout losses and a draw, which I won anyway.Joshua and Wilder were due to throw down with one another five years ago when they held all the heavyweight marbles.
Their showdown never came to fruition, although AJ is confident this round of negotiations will bear fruit.
In an interview with The Metro, AJ said of the American: “He is good, I respect him.
“I don’t undermine him. That will make me raise my game. I respect what he has done and what he has done in this division.
“It is hard to become a champion and he did it so I have to respect that.It’s going to be a tough fight but I am confident in myself.
I’m a better athlete, a more well-rounded fighter.In terms of it getting delivered [from my side], I honestly believe it is 95 per cent there.”