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What Deontay Wilder said when asked if he'd fight Anthony Joshua in the UK

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Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder - it’s the fight that most boxing fans want.

A champion with a 20-0 record vs a champion with a 38-0 record.

Ever since Joshua’s victory over Carlos Takam at the end of October, the pair have been embroiled in a war of words.

Wilder accused Joshua of ‘ducking’ a fight with him by saying: “You said if the people want it then you want it. Well, the people want it. Do you? Or do y'all have some hidden agendas? Are y'all hiding anything? 

“We're on it so either fight or shut up. Your promoter (Eddie Hearn) has talked so much. He says you're gonna knock me out in three rounds? Let's see it.

“I’m ready to dethrone you, I will be heavyweight champion of the world, I will defeat you. Are you up for the challenge?”

And it didn’t take long for Joshua to respond. However, the IBF, WBA and IBO champion insisted that a fight would only take place “on his terms.”

“If Wilder's not making an offer we'll do it on my terms. Present him with an offer, and see how they feel about that offer,” Joshua said.

If Joshua does make an offer, it’s likely that he’ll want the fight to take place in the UK like every one of his previous 20 fights.

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

Wilder fighting in the UK?

But would Wilder agree to that?

Well, the Bronze Bomber came up with a rather brilliant response.

Speaking to BRadiodio 5 live, he said: "Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America.

“But if you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion.”

So it seems Wilder has absolutely no issue coming to the UK to take on Joshua.

Boxing fans won’t really care where it is in all honesty, they’ll just want it to happen.

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