As expected, the list of challengers to Anthony Joshua’s throne continues to increase following his stunning 11th-round victory over Wladimir Klitschko last Saturday night.
The Englishman ensured the 90,000 fans in attendance at Wembley Stadium caught a glimpse at the future of the heavyweight division and he wasted no time in calling out Tyson Fury after his victory following their Twitter spat in the build-up to the fight.
Dr. Steelhammer is keen on a rematch, Luis Ortiz is wondering why his name isn’t being mentioned while next week we’ll find out whether AJ will battle Kubrat Pulev next.
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However, a keen observer inside the stadium was fellow heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, and he has remained vocal about wanting to create a unification clash against Joshua, even if he negotiated a fight with Britain’s Tony Bellew on television.
The Bronze Bomber recently spoke to TMZ Sports and explained that Joshua is his firm target, and plans on disposing of New Zealand’s Joseph Parker first before creating a huge fight against Joshua.
He said: “Anthony Joshua is the man that I want. Right now, I want to go get Parker as well too for his belt, he got the WBO belt and I wanna go unification with that one. Or at the end of the year, or probably this time next year, me and Joshua have a mega unification bout.
“I bring my belts to the table, he brings his belts to the table; winner takes all, winner considered to be the baddest man on the planet. USA vs. Great Britain, it don’t get no better than this right here, man.
“My blood’s boiling right now. I’m ready to do what I got to do, I’ve been sold this picture a long time ago, I’m just glad this thing is coming out, maybe being realistic now it’s got some legs to it, I just can’t wait.
“I keep it short and simple. It’s about that time, it’s about to unify, if you’re serious I’m serious. This is your ultimate test right here; this is who you gotta beat right here.
“Forget all those other guys this is the man to beat right here. The most dangerous, the baddest, the most hardest hitting heavyweight on the planet right here, on this planet. So, let’s make this happen, let’s give the fans what they want wanna see. They wanna see the unification, they wanna see the biggest mega fight in world history.”
Wilder is just the latest to call him out, and there are simply too many names involved to even pick out an order in which Joshua could face.
It’s clear that the Brit is a draw, and Wilder wants in on that action so perhaps it would be wise to face Parker before he and Joshua meet inside of a ring.
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