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Boxing News of Tuesday, 21 January 2020


Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder hold talks over heavyweight fight

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Anthony Joshua has revealed that he is holding talks with Deontay Wilder for an undisputed heavyweight champion fight.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Joshua revealed that a mouthwatering offer could lure Wilder into the bout.

He stated this ahead of the February 22 fight between Wilder and Tyson Fury.

"We’ve had meetings. That same meeting with Usyk’s manager, afterwards we had another meeting to potentially put an offer in to solidify [a fight with Wilder] before they have even had their fight, and before I have my next fight.

“Everyone wants Wilder to win because [a fight with me] is what everyone wants to see. Wilder has a great right hand, I have a great left hand. It is a great boxing match.

“We had a meeting about that. It has great potential. I heard [Wilder and Fury] have a third fight lined up towards the end of the year but we have to throw a curveball in there.

“Something that gets Wilder’s attention providing he wins so that he thinks to himself: ‘Even though I have a rematch clause, I’ll see how I can manipulate my contract, get out of it, and fight for the undisputed championship’,” Joshua said.

Joshua will be defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk.