Deontay Wilder has instructed Anthony Joshua “I declare warfare on you” following his first-round distruction of Bermane Stiverne to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Stiverne hit the canvas 3 times in a brutal opening spherical, with the ultimate fierce flurry of punches leaving him knocked out and Wilder standing tall – his 39th win in 39 fights, with 38 coming by way of knockout.
Joshua, who beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff final weekend, is looking out for his subsequent opponent, though it’s anticipated promoter Eddie Hearn will give him yet one more struggle earlier than a summer time showdown with the Bronze Bomber.
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Nonetheless, Wilder seems to need Joshua, who holds the IBF and WBA straps, subsequent and challenged him to just accept his supply to search out out who’s the very best heavyweight on the planet.
“I do know I’m the very best. Are you up for the take a look at?,” requested Joshua. “I have been ready on that struggle for a very long time now.
“I declare warfare upon you. Do you settle for my problem?”
Joshua’s fellow Brit Dillian Whyte additionally desires a chunk of Wilder and had hoped he would get to face him earlier than ‘AJ’ though the American appeared to rule out a struggle by claiming “a king” wouldn’t struggle a “peasant”.
Following Wilder’s win, Whyte stated on Twitter: “Properly don @BronzeBomber however let’s do that work Feb three on the O2. I ain’t scared, truth. Will struggle anybody any time.”
Nonetheless, Wilder stated: “They’re making an attempt to present me a peasant in Whyte. A king does not chase the peasants. A king takes kings. I would like Joshua. If he does not give me the struggle we’ve different plans.
“The world desires Joshua, the world desires Wilder, I would like Joshua. Joshua come and see me child. No extra dodging, no extra excuses. Make the date, do not wait. Let’s examine who’s the very best.”
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