Deontay Wilder Responds To Anthony Joshua's Tweet Calling For "Undisputed" Fight
Deontay Wilder says a unification meeting with Anthony Joshua "definitely has to happen" after the Brit called for an undisputed clash following his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua reclaimed the WBA (super), IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles against Ruiz Jr after schooling him in a wide-points decision in Saudi Arabia and on Friday, he took to social media to call out the WBC title holder.
"Let's get Undisputed trending! That's what I want & that's what the people want.. I want it bad! I came to take over & not take part," he wrote on Twitter.
Let's get Undisputed trending! That's what I want & that's what the people want..
I want it bad! I came to take over & not take part!
- Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) December 13, 2019
Wilder has since responded to Joshua's message and he's expressed his desire to face the unified champion for all the marbles.
"It definitely has to happen," the undefeated American said. "I've been trying to make that happen for a long time and we'll see what happens.
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"I know he's probably getting a hell of a lot of people you know, telling him to fight, fight, fight, because we have been down this road once before.
"So as boxing fans, we know how it goes now. Especially the boxing fans, you can't be fooled at this point in time, from the first time.
"So, the second time we should put more pressure, more force that the fans want to see one champion, one face, one name in the heavyweight division.
"I think it will happen. It definitely can happen," Wilder added. "When you say it 'will', you got to consider the time frame, it will happen, but when will it happen?
"And that's the point that I'm at, when will it happen? Because as a champion with the most prestigious, well-known belt in all of boxing, I'm willing and able to put it up at any given time."
Wilder's set to rematch Tyson Fury in February after successfully defending his belt against Luis Ortiz last month.
Joshua, on the other hand, is slated to defend his titles against either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk in a mandatory defence.