Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua remains a ‘super-fight’ despite both legends having no world titles.
This is the opinion of Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott, who believes his man has ‘too many options’ despite losing a second time to Tyson Fury.
The American was spectacularly knocked out in the 11th round in October as he failed to win back his WBC belt.
Joshua was easily outpointed by former cruiserweight King Oleksandr Usyak in September, in which the Ukrainian became the WBA, WBO and IBF champion.
But Scott believes Wilder versus AJ is still a big draw, despite the pair firmly dropping their pedestals.
Speaking to ESNews, Scott said: All those fights [Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and Fury] There are super, super-fights, especially he and AJ.
“She will always be a super fight, no matter what. She and Usyk. She has a lot of options.”
The bronze bomber recently admitted that he is considering taking off his gloves after a knockout career.
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Wilder will go down in history as one of the toughest boxers ever to hit, with 41 KOs from his 45 fights.
But Scott is hoping the 36-year-old thinks carefully before walking away from the sport.
He continued: “I told him the other day, ‘Think what situation you’re in, brother.’ The position he is in after a defeat is a situation when most of the fighters are not in that position even after winning the battle.
“What do I mean by that? I mean if Deontay Wilder decides not to do it again, look at what he’s done and see who he’s going with.
“Heritage, high finances and if he wants to stay, he can become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world.
“Look at those options. He knocked her [Fury] down twice. He has a lot of options, a lot of options.
“You take Tyson Fury out of the position he’s in right now. In my opinion, Deontay has one of the best positions in boxing right now because if he stays, he could become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world.” could.”
While Wilder contemplates “what’s next,” Fury is set to return to action in a non-title fight next March.
Meanwhile, Joshua is set to rematch Usyak to win back his world title.