Anthony Joshua Wants To Fight Deontay Wilder On April 13

Tanuja Saikhom | 8 months ago

Days after the World Boxing Council sanctioned a direct rematch between heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Britain’s Anthony Joshua has challenged Wilder to fight him at Wembley on April 13. 

Talking to Max Kellerman of First Take, Joshua revealed that he would much rather fight Wilder than fellow Briton Fury for a unification fight. 

"I'm not interested in Fury. I want to fight the champion. I'm the one leading the pack, I've been doing that since I made my debut,” Joshua told Kellerman.

He insisted that he wants to be part of the action. The IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua said the American was more interested in fighting Fury who doesn't hold any world heavyweight belts. 

Making his point clear, Joshua said he had booked the date and venue in advance and he is willing to fight anyone between Fury and Wilder. 

Earlier this week, 40-time champion Wilder said Joshua’s team was “begging” for a fight after Joshua called on for a bout against any of the two.

Following the controversial 15-111, 114-112, 113-113 draw in Los Angeles, WBC had agreed to the rematch between Fury and Wilder. As per rumors, Joshua is expected to fight the winner of the rematch.

Fury became the current lineal heavyweight champion since he defeated Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.