Deontay Wilder's team 'very interested' in reopening Anthony Joshua talks

Fresh after his intense battle with Tyson Fury, the co-manager of Deontay Wilder has claimed the WBC champion is ‘very’ interested in a fight with Anthony Joshua. 

The pair’s feud has escalated over the course of the year, however, a fight never truly came close to fruition, with both camps blaming each other for the breakdown of negotiations.

When Tyson Fury made his long-awaited return to boxing last year, he became entangled in a type of hate triangle with Wilder and Joshua, as all three try to prove they are the best heavyweight in the world.

After earning a controversial draw against Wilder, Fury called out Joshua and praised his American counterpart for agreeing to fight. 

Despite two stunning knockdowns by Wilder, his overall performance was described as sloppy and amateurish by some pundits. 

And unless Fury is granted a rematch, the door is now slightly ajar for Wilder and Joshua to meet in a historic clash.

Shelly Finkel has confirmed he and Wilder are willing to resume talks, providing details of their negotiations with Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn remain private this time around.

“We’re very interested in the fight,” Wilder’s co-manager told Sky Sports. “If he wants to be professional and keep it in a private discussion, I’m open to it.

“If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything, and let him go fight who he wants.”

Joshua’s promoter Hearn has maintained that Wilder is their No.1 choice of opponent for the unified champion’s next scheduled title defence at Wembley Stadium on April 13.

Asked about a Joshua-Wilder fight, Hearn remained coy when he told Sky Sports: “Let’s see what happens.”

However, it is still to be seen who will end up fighting who, as Tyson Fury’s camp are seemed to be interested in a rematch with Wilder, which could potentially take place in the UK. 

He said: “Listen 100 per cent we’ll do the rematch, but we’re going to go away, recalculate, see what’s going to happen, get back together.”

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