Wilder: Mega fight with Joshua ‘will happen’

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

According to Deontay Wilder, a mega fight between heavyweights will happen. Wilder has been wanting a fight with British heavyweight Anthony Joshua. 

While Wilder has been ready to fight Joshua, the Brit does not seem to be ready to fight the Tuscaloosa, Alabama native. 

Boxer Deontay Wilder with his hand raised after making a statement against Dominic Breazeale
Deontay Wilder with his hand raised after making a statement against Dominic Breazeale (Photo by Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)

“I think it will happen,” Wilder said on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “It’s not a … it’s going to happen. I’m going to cut to the chase… it’s going to happen. I believe it will happen. I don’t want this to be a Lennox [Lewis] and Bo [Riddick Bowe] situation. This heavyweight category is so lit right now. It’s on fire right now.

“I think it’s obligation and our duty to give the fans what they want. People say we didn’t try, but it’s going to come back again. The next time it comes around for discussion between myself and Anthony Joshua, I think something will get done. I tell people that they have to have patience and with patience comes time. Let us have our moments”

Wilder dispatched Dominic Breazeale — who Wilder previously said he wanted to kill — in a first-round with a strong right hand. He fight was over 17 seconds in the first round. 

The 33-year-old improved to 41-0-1 in his boxing career with the win. This was Wilder’s first knockout win since Nov. 4, 2017 when he knocked out Bermane Stiverne, also in Brooklyn, New York. 

In addition, this is his ninth title defense of his WBC heavyweight title. He won the WBC heavyweight title against Stiverne on Jan. 17, 2015 in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 

Forty of Wilder’s 41 wins have come via knockout. The only fight that was not a knockout was the unanimous decision win over Stiverne in 2015.

The 29-year-old Watford, United Kingdom native is 22-0 in his boxing career. Of the 22 wins, 21 have come via knockout. 

Joshua will return to the ring on June 1st against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joshua is putting his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight titles on the line. 

Before this scheduled fight with Ruiz — which was originally scheduled to be against Jarrell Miller before he failed multiple drug tests — Joshua defeated Alexander Povetkin in the seventh-round at Wembley Stadium in London, England.  

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