Deontay Wilder confirms he will be at Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker

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Deontay Wilder is keen to explore the possibility of a heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua - if the Brit beats Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

The WBC Heavyweight champion is aiming for a unification bout against Joshua, who of course holds the WBA 'super', IBO and IBF belts.

It has been confirmed American fighter Wilder will be a pundit for Joshua's fight with Parker in the Welsh capital when the pair head into the ring on March 31.

And should Joshua come out of the fight with a victory against Parker, Wilder has vowed to make his presence known to the British heavyweight.

"I will get in the ring and go face to face with him," Wilder told Sky Sports.

"That will be amazing and I hope he is anticipating seeing me and people are anticipating two tough guys getting in the ring. We will call this the preview. This will let people see what our fight will be like.

"It typifies the show as well, because people want to know what's going to happen next. I am an unpredictable person, I do what people don't expect me to do but I do things when it's the right time for me to do them. You'll see."

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

Wilder often gets criticised for some of his comments about other rivals but you certainly can't argue he isn't one of the best in the business at talking up fights.

And as he showed when he was ringside to watch Joshua defeat Wladimir Klitschko last year, the 32-year-old can provide an interesting and unique insight while commentating on a fight.

"I enjoyed myself the first time I came over to work with Sky Sports and I am certainly looking forward to doing it again."

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

"I think he (Joshua) has done a tremendous job with what he's done in his country and I am proud to see they are praising another black man for his accomplishments because you just don't see that much these days.

"Being that he's a champion and I am a champion it's about time the division had one champion. One guy that takes it all, just one master of the division, one king on the throne and that's why I really want this fight to happen."

So if all things go as most hope, we can expect Wilder and Joshua actually going face-to-face with each other in Cardiff...


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