Deontay Wilder calls out Anthony Joshua once again ahead of 2018 bout

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

American boxer, 32-year-old Deontay Wilder, has called out British superstar Anthony Joshua once again.

Wilder, who refers to himself as a a traveling king, believes that to be the best of the best, you need to travel and make your mark in unfamiliar territory, something that he is saying that Joshua has refused to do.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Joshua both have an undefeated record in professional boxing, with (39-0, 38 KO's) and (20-0, 20 KO's) being their respective records.

Suiting up for his world title defense against Cuban boxer Luiz Ortiz, Wilder plans to eventually make it over to the UK to fight Joshua in his own territory.

"If we have to go to England then so be it. I'm not worried about traveling. I've traveled many times in the career, especially as a professional. I'm not worried about traveling, but is he worried about traveling? He's never traveled and he doesn't plan on traveling," Wilder told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.

"Like I tell people, my title says 'heavyweight champion of the world.' I'm a traveling fighter, I'm a traveling warrior, I'm a traveling king. I don't have to sit inside my kingdom all the time, I can go outside my kingdom and go visit someone and take over their kingdom - that's why I said I declare war."

Wilder proposed a 50-50 revenue split for the Joshua fight, something that he does not expect to happen.

However, he still believes the fight will go through.

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

"I don't think the business side will be that difficult, I really don't.... especially after I beat Luis Ortiz and knock him out and [Joshua] do what he's going to do. I don't think its going to be that hard, because people are going to demand it.

"The people don't want to hear about all of this other stuff. They don't want to hear about splits. They don't want to hear about where it's going to be. They just want to see where its going to be so they can be there. So many people are excited about it," Wilder added.

Both experts of the game with no losses in their all-time record, fans would go crazy to see a fight as big as this, and we can only hope that a match is arranged soon.

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