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Deontay Wilder heads to UK, wants Joshua or Klitschko unification

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American Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder hosted a media conference call to discuss Saturday’s heavyweight blockbuster between undefeated IBF Champion Anthony Joshua and long-reigning kingpin Wladimir Klitschko live on SHOWTIME® (4:15 pm ET/1:15 p.m. PT) from sold-out Wembley Stadium in London.

Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), who won his WBC belt in January 2015 on SHOWTIME and has since made five defenses, will serve as an analyst for Sky Sports Box Office for Joshua vs. Klitschko.

The British sensation Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) will unify the heavyweight division as they meet for Joshua’s IBF World Championship and the vacant WBA World Championship in front of record-setting 90,000 fans at Britain’s largest stadium.

Deontay Wilder

Here is what Wilder had to say on the call:

“I love this fight for these guys. I love it for the sport of boxing. The fans seem to be in tune with it, and I think this is a super fight for the heavyweight division.

“I can’t wait for it. I can’t wait to see what happens, and hopefully, those guys go in healthy and come out the same way. This is a very dangerous sport, especially when trying to perform and put on a show.

“When you have guys competing against each other at the top, it’s only right for me to be there. I’m not just going out there to be on Sky Sports. I am for sure going there to scout. All the other heavyweights come to my fights. They’re not just there to be a fan. They’re there to scout and look for different openings and certain signs.

“I am going over to scout. And maybe we can make a mega-unification bout.

Joshua v Klitschko is live on Sky Sports Box Office from 6 pm UK time this Saturday night. The fight is live on Showtime in the US and RTL in Germany.