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Anthony Joshua: I’d pay Deontay Wilder big money for April 13, KO him

World Boxing News 22/12/2018

📸 Amanda Westcott

Anthony Joshua commented regarding a huge undisputed heavyweight unification when on duty for DAZN last weekend.

The current four-belt title-holder, who is pencilled in to fight next spring, took to the microphone for Canelo vs Rocky.

Asked about the chances of a fight happening with WBC ruler Deontay Wilder in the coming months, Joshua said he was willing to put his money where his mouth was.

“April 13th, at Wembley, come see me, we’ll get a deal done. I’ll pay you way more than you’ve ever earned before. I’ll give you the chance at four belts. What more can you want?

“I’ve still got another ten years in me. I’m 29, 30 next year and I’m still fresh. I’m just looking forward to cementing my legacy for the long run.

“How long has he got left? That’s why for him, it should be more important for him to fight me now, than later,” stated the Briton.

Asked for an ending prediction when they do collide, AJ replied: “My gut feeling is I knock out Deontay Wilder when I fight him.”

Since then, Jarrell Miller has emerged as an outside chance to be in the opposite corner to Joshua, potentially in the United States.

All depends on whether Wilder accepts the contract to face Joshua. Wilder would also have to delay a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury.

Wilder and Fury shared twelve pulsating rounds on December 1. All of boxing wants to see them fight again in the New Year.

Joshua, along with promoter Eddie Hearn, are hoping to gazump attempts for Wilder v Fury II. Should they fail, they would then turn their attention to Miller.

WBC MANDATORY

That’s obviously bad news for Dillian Whyte, who is expected to pursue a fight with WBC mandatory Dominic Breazeale.

‘The Bodysnatcher’ aims to force Wilder to face him. But knows he could become the next in line for the winner of either of the two biggest fights out there with a win over the American.


The winner of Wilder vs Joshua or Fury II will be in possession of the coveted green strap. And Breazeale is the one who currently holds the key to a future shot.

IBF number one Kubrat Pulev would have something to say on the score once a decision is made on Joshua’s next move in the coming weeks.

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