Following manager and trainer Jay Deas speaking exclusively to WBN on Thursday, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has officially called out Anthony Joshua.
Wilder wants a unification with Joshua after the retirement of prospective opponent Wladimir Klitschko despite both fighters having mandatory duties to worry about.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ has been ordered to cover old ground against Bermane Stiverne, whilst Joshua has been told by both the IBF and WBA he must face Kubrat Pulev and Luis Ortiz – an impossible task to keep his titles.
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) August 4, 2017
Deas had said this to World Boxing News on their stance:
“First of all, hats off to Wlad for a tremendous career. He’s a first ballot hall of famer and a tremendous representative to our sport.
“We were in camp with him several years ago. He and his team were great to us.
“It’s no wonder he stayed on top as long as he did. Deontay and I wish him all the best in retirement.
“As for Joshua, when he’s looking for the biggest fight of his career he will come to us. We’re ready.
“Let me say that again – when he’s ready for the biggest fight of his career he will come to us. We are ready.
“It’s what the fans want. We are ready and there’s no bigger fight,” he added.
Joshua is certainly a wanted man as the Briton weighs up which direction to take his career next.