Deontay Wilder back in the gym, is Anthony Joshua next?

Deontay Wilder is back in the gym, as footage posted on his social media is showing him training at the L.A.-based gym Brickhouse Boxing. This means Wilder is poised for an epic return to the boxing ring, and that further adds fuel to the fire of a major question in the sport.

Could Wilder's next fight be against former unified heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua?

Rumors have surfaced of a  two-fight saga which could allege a fight in Saudi Arabia and one fight in Africa. As of now, these are all just rumors. 

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"I think it is going to happen," said Wilder to EsNews when asked if he would fight Joshua in January. "

Wilder is known as one of the biggest punchers not just in the modern era, but in the history of boxing. Joshua is the more decorated fighter, given that he won a gold medal in the Olympics and unified titles, but is a tad robotic, and can get hit clean. Can the more technical fighter in Joshua outbox the fundamentally unsound Wilder - this is the multi-million dollar question as of now. 

Deontay Wilder's coach Malik Scott has a very clear opinion of how he sees the fight.

"It is a three or four-round fight," said Scott to EsNews, as he alluded to Wilder's power would stop Joshua in three to four rounds. 

Wilder, who last fought and stopped Robert Helenius in one round last October has yet to fight again going nearly a whole year since his last fight. Joshua also knocked out Helenius in his last bout, but it took him until the mid-rounds to get that result and Helenius failed a drug test afterward. 

With Wilder posting gym footage, one thing is clear - he is back in the gym for a reason, and many fight fans are hoping that reason is Anthony Joshua.