Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua Fight Could Happen in 2018
After Deontay Wilder’s first round KO to Bermane Stiverne, everyone wants to know what’s next for the WBC Heavyweight Champion, and all signs point to Anthony Joshua.
According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, talks have begun for a potential title unification fight that would take place next year.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 9, 2017
Hearn’s also told Sky Sports News that Wilder is doing a great job in making people believe that Joshua is running from him, but ensures this is not the case and is only making sure the business portion of the deal is done as well.
Wilder used his post-fight press conference after his victory over Stiverne to call-out Joshua and the two fighters have went back and forth on social media.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) November 9, 2017
Joshua is 20-0 with all of his victories coming via knockout including victory over Carlos Takam in the 10th round on October 28. Both Wilder and Joshua fought Eric Molina with both winning in the early rounds, Wilder by 9th round KO and Joshua by 3rd round TKO.
Joshua’s key victory came earlier in the year when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round for the WBA, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight titles. If this fight takes place, this could be the biggest fight in the heavyweight division in years.