Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Anthony Joshua Wants Deontay Wilder Or Tyson Fury Fight

Anthony Joshua Wants Deontay Wilder Or Tyson Fury Fight

Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel confirmed The Bronze Bomber is "very interested" in a unification fight with Joshua, and the WBA "super", IBF and WBO champion welcomed the challenge in a fiery statement on Instagram.

A date is expected to be agreed in the near future with both Las Vegas and London mooted as potential host cities, though Fury's promoter - veteran Frank Warren - insists his charge will fight Wilder again anywhere, anytime.

Negotiations for a fight between Wilder and Joshua broke down earlier this year, but Finkel is willing to go ahead provided that talks with Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn remain private.

He told the Daily Mail: "First we need to find out what is happening with a Wilder-Fury rematch and whether the rematch clause we are hearing about is what it seems".

If anything, the way that fight went on Saturday works in our favor in terms of getting Wilder.

Fury appeared to win the cleaner rounds, but Wilder landed the more impactful shots with two knockdowns. That has always been the fight we want because he has the last belt.

Joseph Parker has weighed in on Sunday's bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles, saying he fancies his chances against either heavyweight. "I take nothing away from this fight, but we won this fight", Wilder stated. "It is a fight we definitely want for April and will work hard to make".

And speaking to Good Morning Britain, Fury said it was the motivation he needed to get back onto his feet.

"I could have given both fighters problems, if I had the chance to fight them".

Yet boxing fans aren't entirely convinced that Joshua genuinely wants to fight either of the two heavyweights, having seen a fight with Wilder already fall through. Fury rose dramatically and continued to fight until the final bell to cap an effort that will go down as one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports.

He was expected to face Dillian Whyte in a rematch of their 2015 classic, but the silver WBC titlist will now face Dereck Chisora on December 22.

The 30-year-old Fury said: "Everybody said Ben couldn't do it and he'd fold under pressure".

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