- Deontay Wilder is desperate to fight unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
- The American power puncher will let the Briton have home advantage as well as the bulk of the profits.
- Wilder’s manager says the fight could happen at Wembley Stadium as early as this summer.
- And Wilder believes it could be the first instalment of a combat sports trilogy.
Deontay Wilder is so desperate to fight Anthony Joshua that he will let the Briton have home advantage, as well as the bulk of the profits.
WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, a feared power puncher who is unbeaten in 40 bouts, will accept a “60/40 split of the fight purse” and is willing to travel to Wembley Stadium in London just to get the fight done, according to Telegraph Sport.
The Telegraph spoke to Wilder’s boxing manager Shelly Finkel, who said they are eager to begin talks for a mega-fight this summer.
“We want to make it public that Deontay wants the fight. Assuming it will be Wembley Stadium in the summer, we are ready,” Finkel said. “We want the fight, they want the fight, the public wants the fight. There is nothing to stop it going ahead.”
Joshua added the WBO heavyweight title to his WBA, IBF, and IBO belts on Saturday when he defeated Joseph Parker by decision at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Joshua is now just one heavyweight title away from unifying the whole division and owning all of the major championships.
To complete that job Joshua must defeat WBC champion Wilder, something he said he would have no problem doing at the end of Sky Sports’ pay-per-view show at the weekend.
“Wilder, let’s go baby,” Joshua said in the middle of the ring, dripping in sweat, having just beaten Parker. “Get him in the ring and I’ll knock him spark out,” he added.
Wilder, meanwhile, expects a fight with Joshua to be the first instalment of a combat sports trilogy. He told Fight Hype: “We can fight each other three, four, or five times. It ain’t just a ‘hit it and quit it’ or a ‘one night stand and don’t call me no more.’ This is a relationship!”
Finkel seemingly agrees, as the Telegraph says the first contest will “most likely [be] at Wembley Stadium,” but the second could be “in Las Vegas or New York.”
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