Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua is the fight that everyone wants to see in the heavyweight division. Wilder, who is the WBC champion, starched Bermane Stiverne in one a few weeks back. While WBA/IBF champion Joshua is coming off a tenth-round stoppage of Carlos Takam in October.
Do we see Wilder-Joshua next?
According to Wilder, negotiations are underway for this fight, but we may have to wait a little bit:
“Man, It’s definitely getting closer,” Wilder told TMZ Sports. “My people have met their people, and they’re actually going to me again as well, too. So, it’s closer, but I don’t think they’re going to jump right away into this fight. I think they’re going to have a warm-up fight. Due to the fact that his performance was okay, and mines was like an extravagant fight.”
Wilder believes the set up for the fight could look a bunch of different ways:
“It’s different little things that going around with it. With a big fight like this, with the magnitude of a fight like this, you can play around with it a lot of different ways,” Wilder said. “What I mean by playing around with it, let’s say for instance this could be a two-fight deal. This could be one fight in America, one fight in the UK. We could have a fight where he have a warm-up fight, and I have one as well, too. If we take that approach, and we can fight on the same night.”
As he has stated before, Wilder is willing to fight Joshua anywhere:
“My belt says the heavyweight champion of the world. So, I’m willing to go anywhere, and everywhere.” Wilder said.
Based off of what Wilder is saying, they might let this fight marinate for a little.
My advice to the fans: Stay patient!