Deontay Wilder
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  • Joshua and Wilder could face each other in a title unification bout.
  • The two unbeaten heavyweights are likely to fight in 2018.

Former WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi believes Anthony Joshua has one weakness that Deontay Wilder can exploit in a potential title unification fight.

Anthony Joshua, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion , has been slated to fight Wilder in a title unification bout with the latter holding the WBC title.

With a potential meeting between the two unbeaten heavyweights likely to take place in 2018, many in the boxing world feel "AJ" will end up being the winner.

This is partly because the Briton has faced superior opposition throughout his career while many would consider him the better boxer, despite lacking the power of Wilder.

However, Malignaggi, who cannot predict a winner just yet, believes Joshua has a tendency not to move his head a lot during a fight, which can be exploited by the "Bronze Bomber".

"Deontay has a great jab and great straight right hand," Malignaggi told ThaBoxingVoice.

"Straight punches are his best asset and Anthony Joshua does not move his head. So you know, a guy who doesn't move his head is susceptible to getting hit down the middle with straight shots. And those are Deontay's best punches."

The Brooklyn native is nonetheless excited about the possibility of such a match-up and thinks it will happen soon as the demand for the fight keeps rising.

"I want to see Joshua vs Wilder," he added. "I think they keep forcing the demand for that fight, I think eventually we'll get it and it'll be a great show."

"I think both guys will be looking to give their best performance."