Date: 4th March 2018 at 11:29am
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Following his seventh successful defence of his WBC world heavyweight title knocking out Luis Ortiz, Deontay Wilder reiterated his desire to face Anthony Joshua.

Wilder who stretched his professional record to 40-0, with 39 of those wins coming by knockout, wants to add the IBF and WBA belts to his collection, the three belts Britain?s Joshua holds.

After stopping Ortiz in the tenth round, Wilder, once again, remarked,

‘I want to unify. I am ready whenever those guys are.?

Joshua has to first defend his titles against the WBO world heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, in Cardiff, on 31 March, but if Joshua prevails in that bout his promoter, Eddie Hearn, is ready to stage the fight, with Hearn remarking to the media,

‘It’s the biggest fight in world boxing.

‘He has the biggest test of his career against Parker but if he wins it Anthony wants to fight Wilder.

‘He thinks he can beat him and Wilder is beatable, but Wilder is also very dangerous.

‘Both Wilder and Joshua are electric to watch, both punch very hard and both have shown signs of vulnerability.

‘You have to give the fans what they want, otherwise over time they lose interest. I think it will happen 2018. I don’t think there is any holding AJ back.’

If Joshua handles Parker as we expect him to do so, then the late summer of 2018 could see the biggest heavyweight fight the world has seen since the era of Ali, Foreman and Frazier.

Bring it on!