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