American Deontay Wilder has agreed terms to fight Anthony Joshua in Britain later this year, in a bout that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000, ESPN reported on Monday.
World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next fight is “very likely” to be against Alexander Povetkin.
The titillating fight with American Deontay Wilder, may have to wait, as the World Boxing Association WBA has ordered Joshua to fight Povetkin first.
Tyson Fury, the Manchester born former heavyweight champion was far from impressed with the 12 rounds of fighting by Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker on Saturday night.
According to Fury’s Instagram posts, Anthony Joshua is a bum and said he’s not even good enough to be his sparring partner.
“What you cannot forget is I am the unified heavyweight champion of the world,” Joshua said, as he pointed to the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles, four sets of letters that run alongside his name. He talked of his undefeated record, his belts, and then delivered this message to the owner of the last remaining title, WBC champion Deontay Wilder: “Wilder! Let’s go baby, let’s go”.
A leaner and lighter Anthony Joshua weighed in some six pounds heavier than Joseph Parker on Friday for the battle of the undefeated heavyweight world champions in Cardiff.
The Briton tipped the scales at 17 stones four pounds and two ounces at the weigh-in, attended by a crowd of more than 4,000, compared to the New Zealander’s 16 stones 12 pounds and seven ounces.