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Deontay Wilder Calls Out Anthony Joshua After 1st Round KO Win

Deontay Wilder Calls Out Anthony Joshua

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder calls out Anthony Joshua for a cross-pond unification match in 2018.

The Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder took another step in the right direction towards happening in 2018 following a first round knockout victory recorded by the latter over Bermane Stiverne in New York.

The former, Anthony Joshua, did his part last week with a tenth round TKO over challenger Carlos Takam.

In theory, the stage is set for the two to have a unification fight in the new year but ongoing negotiations are proving to be difficult.

Speaking on the fight after his win over Stiverne, Deontay Wilder called out Anthony Joshua:

“They should throw lettuce and spit on him (in the UK if he doesn’t fight me). That’s what the world wants to see. I think there’s a lot of fans in the UK that want to see it but there’s a lot that don’t want to see it because they know what I bring. They know what I’m capable of doing. They’ve got a great thing going over there (the UK) so they want to continue to do what they are doing as long as they can.”

He continued:

“But the thing about it is – it all has to come to an end at a certain point of time. He can only fight so many people. He shares the same division as I and as you can see it’s a very small division. So our paths must cross at some point in time, and I’m saying why wait? Lets make it now.”

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