Deontay Wilder open to facing Anthony Joshua in 2019 after all

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has revealed that, despite recent comments, he does want to fight Anthony Joshua once his upcoming rematch with Tyson Fury has passed.

Wilder, 32, is due to fight Fury in late April or May after drawing with the Gypsy King in December last year meant the American maintained his WBC Heavyweight title.

The American has made it clear he has his eyes on adding the WBA, IBF and WBO titles to his collection and insisted he is eager to face AJ in an undisputed fight at the end of 2019, assuming he defeats Fury.

“I am willing to fight him,” he told Star Telegram. “This is not us; they know what we want.

“If we can’t come to agreement there will be no fight. I’m moving on with my career. I can’t wait around."

However, it was only last week when the WBC champion commented on the possibility of fighting Joshua and suggested he does not need to fight Joshua for the next two years.

Despite his previous stance, Wilder has now declared that his undisputed title dream is still on the cards.

He added: “The world knows I tried (to fight Joshua); They are trying to milk the people in the United Kingdom.

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“But after the next fight, I’m willing and am ready. I’m always ready.

“There will be one champion, and there will be one face. He goes by the name of Deontay Wilder.”

Whilst Wilder is preparing for his rematch with Fury, Joshua looks set to take on ‘Big Baby’ Jarrell Miller in New York.

He was originally planned to fight at Wembley on April 13 but that has all but been scrapped after the failure secure an opponent.

Now, AJ is set to make his American debut when he defends his world titles at Madison Square Gardens in June against the unbeaten Miller.

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