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Deontay Wilder American boxer accepts Anthony Joshua's challenge

Wilder is ready to go over to the United Kingdom to fight Anthony Joshua.

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Deontay Wilder play Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's challenge (Getty Images)

American boxer Deontay Wilder has accepted the challenge from Anthony Joshua to fight him next in the United Kingdom.

Since he earned his WBC belt, Wilder has been calling out Joshua for a fight as he eyes more titles.

Anthony Joshua play Joshua says he is ready to face Wilder after beating Parker (REUTERS)

Following Joshua’s win over Joseph Parker on Saturday, March 31, the Brit also called out Wilder, to make it known that he was ready to fight the American.
 

“Wilder let's go, baby, let's go! I want Wilder. Or Fury. Get him [Wilder] in the ring and I'll knock him spark out,” Joshua said in his ringside interview after the win over Parker.

Joshua also made it clear that he will only face Wilder in the UK and the American boxer is ready.

Wilder is ready

“First of all, I want to congratulate Anthony Joshua on his win last Saturday night,” the 32-year-old said in a statement.

“Anthony, I am so glad we finally heard from you on Saturday and that you want to fight me as your next opponent and you want the fight to happen in the UK.

“I accept that challenge and I am ready to come to the UK for my next fight. There is nothing on Team Wilder's side to prevent me from fighting you next.

Deontay Wilder play Wilder is ready to go over to the UK to face Joshua (Getty Images)

 

“You also said on Saturday that your team is ready to meet with [Wilder co-managers] Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon from my side to get this deal done.

“They are also ready to meet with your team immediately. Let us know when - the sooner the better.

“Thanks, Anthony. I can't wait to meet you in the ring.”

A Wilder Vs Joshua fight will be a unification bout as both boxers aim to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in the early 2000s.

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