Anthony Joshua is backing Deontay Wilder to knock out WBC champion Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight on October 9.
Joshua, who wants to fight the winner in an undisputed bout, believes Wilder can avenge his 2020 knockout by Fury.
Three-belt world champion Joshua, who fights on Saturday against Oleksandr Usyk, said that Wilder seems “really focused on the task ahead”.
Joshua has had his sights on becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion ever since adding the WBO title to his WBA (Super) and IBF belts.
The Watford fighter was close to signing a contract with Fury this summer before an independent arbitrator ordered the ‘Gypsy King’ to fight American Wilder instead.