Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight after Tyson Fury showdown


Wilder wants Joshua after his rematch with Fury (Picture: Getty)

Deontay Wilder says he plans to chase down Anthony Joshua and his world titles if he gets past Tyson Fury in July.

Joshua and Fury were set to meet in an all-British unification showdown this August to crown the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis.

But after months of negotiations, those plans fell through overnight when Wilder won his arbitration case to force a trilogy fight with Fury.

Wilder, who was dominated by ‘The Gypsy King’ in their February 2020 clash, now has his chance to reclaim the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas on 24 July.

Confident of getting the victory, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ wants Joshua next – but claims the Briton’s camp will try to delay that contest by lining up mandatory defences of his IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles.

Wilder must get passed Fury first (Picture: Getty)

‘My focus is definitely on Fury. But once I do that [and beat him], then you already know what I want,’ Wilder said in an interview with Premier Boxing Champions after being asked about the Joshua fight.

‘But, from as I’m hearing, they’re already making up their excuses. You know we’re going to hear about mandatories and all that other b*****t.

‘But I want them to keep the same energy – they tried to make the Fury fight. He said, ‘It ain’t about the man, it’s about the person with the belts,’ right? We’re going to hold their word to that.’

Joshua is likely to defend his world titles against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in August.


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