Wilder eyes up Joshua showdown

05 November 2017 21:48:21 GMTPlus11

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has set his sights on a showdown with Anthony Joshua after putting paid to Bermane Stiverne within a round.

Wilder is keen to take on Joshua, who is the current holder of both the WBA 'super' and IBF belts, having taken his professional record to date to 39 undefeated, including 38 Kos.

Wilder told Showtime Sports after knocking Stiverne out: "I declare war upon you (Joshua). Do you accept my challenge? I've been waiting for a long time. I know I'm the champion. I know I'm the best. Are you up for the test?

"The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don't wait."

Meanwhile Joshua's promoter, Barry Hearn, says his client is keen on trying to unify the heavyweight division, with WBO champion Joseph Parker and Tyson Fury also in his sights.

He told Sky Sports: "Of course Anthony has told me we want all the belts and that means taking on all the champions.

"Tyson Fury, he's in the plans for 2018. Joseph Parker as well.

"I had a text from his promoter tonight, asking if we fancy making that fight next. Everybody wants to fight Anthony Joshua and you will see him fight everybody."

Meanwhile, Tony Bellew is 2/1 to win his heavyweight rematch with David Haye on Sunday 17th December and is 4/1 to win the fight KO, TKO or Disqualification, or 6/1 to win by Decision or Technical Decision.

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