April 24, 2018

'Thanks Anthony': Wilder calls Joshua's bluff and accepts United Kingdom challenge in statement

04 April 2018, 12:47 | Ken Black

Murphy said Joshua's success has'given hope to the youngsters who now box at the gym

Murphy said Joshua's success has'given hope to the youngsters who now box at the gym

Across the Atlantic, Wilder was posting a...

Finkel, who co-manages Wilder with Al Haymon, said he will contact Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn this week.

Joshua had no reservations about revealing who he wants to take on next.

Deontay Wilder poses with trainer Marc Breland after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the tenth round of their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Povetkin ranks No. 1 in the WBA and WBO, as well as fourth in WBC and fifth in the IBF rankings.

"These are two undefeated heavyweight champions". I think it's a fight Anthony Joshua wants and I think he really wants it this year.

When Daniel Jacobs took middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to points for the first time after a 23-fight knockout streak, Triple G went straight into a megafight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Joshua has so far had all 21 fights in the United Kingdom and his last three bouts have pulled in crowds of 90,000, 78,000 and 78,000 again.

Former Nigeria boxing chief coach, Obisia Nwankpa has challenged Nigerian-born British world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and his American counterpart, Deontay Wilder to "stop talking" and act like the legendary Mohammed Ali, who traveled around the world fighting his opponents in his days.

"The longer Tyson Fury leaves it, the more hard a challenge Anthony Joshua poses". The jab of Joshua was the most impressive factor of the night, disrupting the flow which was required from Parker to gain any leverage in the action of the proceedings. Firstly I wouldn't rule out a rematch between him and Joshua.

Bunce agreed, saying: "I'm not even sure you needed the very best of Tyson Fury tonight to beat that".

Wilder postponed an global media call scheduled for Tuesday, instead releasing a statement declaring his intention to find a resolution that will see him go toe to toe with Joshua in Britain.

'It has been a long time since we've had this opportunity. But credit Parker for getting into AJ's head; that's one of the things that enabled him to become the first man to go the distance with him. Unlikely, but he proved to me that he is one of the best heavyweights out there, just a shame that the Italian referee hindered both men in reality.

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