Deontay Wilder would have had better shot against Anthony Joshua than Tyson Fury, claims Chris Colbert

UNBEATEN super-featherweight star Chris Colbert believes Deontay Wilder should have prioritised a fight against Anthony Joshua instead of Tyson Fury.

The WBA interim champion, 24, has declared that the Bronze Bomber has no chance of winning back his WBC belt in his trilogy bout against the Gypsy King.


Wilder and Fury meet inside the ring for a third time on July 24 in Las Vegas with the British star knocking the American out in February 2020.

But the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist's compatriot has stated that he should have looked to challenge WBA, WBO and IBF king Joshua.

Quoted by BoxingNews24, he said: "Tyon Fury is just a better person. You got to take that and run with it.

“He [Deontay] should have fought somebody else.

"He should have fought Joshua, and he would have had a better shot. Joshua lost too.

“Joshua got knocked out. They both got knocked out. He’s [Wilder] not getting his belts back.

“That is not happening. I’m seeing Fury all day. I’ve been since the first fight because, skill-wise, I think Tyson Fury has got it."

And Colbert, who is 15-0 inside the squared circle, has insisted Wilder has made an error in hiring Malik Scott to be his new trainer.

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He remarked: "Fury is going to beat on him. He can’t f*** with Fury. How are you going to learn from somebody you knocked out?

“I’m trying to figure out what is he [Malik Scott] going to teach him? He [Wilder] said Malik Scott is a boxing genius.

“Why is he looking so terrible in his fights? He don’t look good in his fights. If you’re a boxing genius, you have a mindset of what you can do.

“He won’t have a mindset of what you can do. He went in there with Wilder, and Wilder hit his glove, and he dropped to the ground

“Tyson Fury is special. I don’t think anybody f**** with him."

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