Deontay Wilder, has picked up the gauntlet to fight Britain’s Anthony Joshua in a bout to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in the United Kingdom.
Joshua, who, beat Joseph Parker in the12-round points win to extend his unbeaten record and adding the World Boxing Organisation belt to the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association titles he already held, challenged Deontay Wilder.
Joshua who boost of 21 wins with 20 knockout still leaves World Boxing Council champion Wilder, unbeaten in 40 professional contests.
But Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper on Monday: “We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time ‘I will fight Deontay next…’ and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge.
“We want to make it public that Deontay wants the fight… Deontay is ready to sign and come to the UK to fight this summer.”
According to Punch, Finkel said he would be prepared for the fight to go ahead at London’s 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium.
“Assuming it will be Wembley Stadium in the summer, we are ready, and if they are ready as they say they are, we want to get it done. We want the fight, they want the fight, the public wants the fight. There is nothing to stop it going ahead.”
“When I had (Mike) Tyson and (Evander) Holyfield, I picked up the phone. That’s all we need to do here.
“We are ready. Let’s make the fight.”
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