Ricky Hatton believes Anthony Joshua’s next opponent should be Deontay Wilder.
‘AJ’ has been on the comeback trail and knocked out late replacement Robert Helenius in August.
Meanwhile Deontay Wilder has been out of the ring for nearly a year now, when he also knocked out Robert Helenius.
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Ricky Hatton believes it’s now time the former heavyweight champions now fight each other.
Speaking to Mighty Tips Hatton said:
“He’s had a couple of warm up fights since (losing back-to-back title fights to Oleksandr Usyk), now is the time for him to get in (against Wilder).”
When asked who he thinks would win between Joshua and Wilder, Hatton continued:
“It’s the heavyweight division, so whoever lands. You’d have to turn around and say who lands first.”
“Technically Wilder is hopeless…you wouldn’t teach a novice kid to throw a right hand like he throws it, it’s all over the show.
“But when it goes straight down the pipe, it’s murderous, horrendous, he’s one of the biggest punchers in heavyweight history.”
“The only reason he couldn’t keep Tyson down was because Tyson could see his backhand coming and technically he’s all over the shop and with Tyson’s upper body movement, his ability to switch and pull, that’s why when he did get in he wasn’t able to get the next one in.
“But with AJ, he’s more in front of you and maybe you’d have to say Wilder has a better chance of getting it in against AJ than Fury. But when you see how bad technically Wilder is and how good technically AJ is, there’s every chance AJ can get it in first.”