Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Dec 23)
- Deontay Wilder among the stars on the card of action in Saudi Arabia on December 23
- Joseph Parker set to take on the American in Riyadh
One of the biggest nights of boxing in history is set for Saturday, December 23. Former world champion Deontay Wilder is among the huge names on the card in Riyadh, as the American looks for a huge victory against Joseph Parker to set up a massive fight against Anthony Joshua in 2024.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, December 23, 2022
- Where: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- How To Watch: DAZN
Deontay Wilder makes his return to the ring in December, as the former WBC heavyweight champion takes on Joseph Parker. The American hasn’t been in the ring throughout 2023, but a massive fight at the end of this year could set the scene for a huge showdown with Anthony Joshua in 2024.
Wilder made his long-awaited return after losing consecutive bouts against Tyson Fury in October 2022, as he delivered a statement performance to score a first-round stoppage success against Robert Helenius. The victory means that the American has now won 42 of his 43 victories by knockout, with his only decision success coming back in 2015 against Bermane Stiverne.
Joseph Parker is a veteran in the heavyweight division, and he has shared the ring with some of the best in the division throughout his career. However, when stepping up to the top bracket of fighters, he has often come up short. That is mirrored by the fact that his only career losses have come against Joshua, Dillian Whyte, and Joe Joyce.
His defeat against Joyce last year was the first time that he had been stopped in his professional career. However, he has bounced back to winning ways this year, scoring three straight wins. Each of the last two have been recorded via knockout, with the latest of those coming in the third round against Simon Kean in October.
Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker Prediction
Wilder will be looking to put on a show on his return to the ring in December. Despite Parker being challenging to stop, we find it hard to overlook the American scoring a knockout win to set up the Joshua fight for 2024.