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Wilder to Joshua / Hearn: Since no Fury this winter, let’s fight now!

Phil Jay 26/06/2016
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Deontay Wilder has offered his services to Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn for a massive unification fight at the end of the year.

The WBC champion watched on as in-studio Showtime analyst whilst Joshua pummelled Wilder’s compatriot Dominic Breazeale into submission in seven rounds and immediately called on the IBF belt holder to arrange a clash.

Joshua stated after his win that he had planned to open talks with Tyson Fury about a fight in November or December, although the WBO, WBA and IBO ruler injured his ankle recently which meant a planned rematch with Wladimir Klitschko is on hold.

That potentially leaves a spot open for 36-0 puncher Wilder – as a collision of the two champions would overrule a scheduled mandatory encounter with number one contender Joseph Parker.

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“Since the winter time, you planned on (fighting) Tyson Fury. Hey, it’s time to make your American debut Anthony Joshua,” said Wilder. “Eddie Hearn said sooner than later – so let’s make sooner (or) now!”

Wilder v Joshua would certainly be the biggest heavyweight battle to make outside of Joshua v fellow-Brits David Haye or Fury himself and would give ‘AJ’ the opportunity to further his reputation in the United States.

A lucrative deal with Showtime has taken Joshua’s profile up a notch across the Atlantic and facing Wilder would put his career through the stratosphere should he eventually come out on top.