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Jun
2019

Deontay Wilder informs WBC he wants Joshua v Klitschko winner

WBC 14/12/2016

Naoki Fukuda

The latest news regarding Deontay Wilder was revealed at the WBC 54th Convention this week.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, who’s healed from surgery for a broken right hand and a torn bicep, says he wants to return in February and then his main goal is to fight the winner of the Joshua vs Klitschko bout.

At the WBC’s 54th Convention, Wilder, who defeated Chris Arreola via an 8th round TKO over the summer, said he was relieved he was able to control that fight with his left hand: “My champion’s instincts kicked in. Once I was controlling him with jab, I was more comfortable.”

And the big plan? Deontay says: “If all goes well, I’m going to get the winner of Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. The heavyweight division is coming alive again, and we want to keep it that way.

“It doesn’t bother me who I fight. Let’s bring it. In my country, in their country. Let’s go! I don’t want to in this sport long. I want to accomplish my goals, and leave my legacy behind, so the younger for the up and coming prospects.”

Wilder has a mandatory to consider against the winner of Alexander Povetkin v Bermane Stiverne, although a unification does take precedence over a mandatory, as per the WBC rules.

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