Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder to accept world heavyweight title fight.
Anthony Joshua has told Deontay Wilder to not “rob the fans” and agree to an unchallenged world heavyweight title fight.
Joshua wants to face his fellow champion in a battle for every major belt if he comes through Saturday night’s defence of the IBF, WBA and WBO gold against Andy Ruiz Jr.
He wants the WBC titleholder Wilder to reverse his agreement to fight Luis Ortiz next.
Anthony Joshua told a press conference on Thursday:
“Whatever he is doing with his career, good luck to him. However, I am a fan of the sport. I have tried to challenge all the best fighters out there, bar one or two. I am reaching out to them.
“Let’s not rob the fans of a good fight. I am a fan of this sport and I feel like I’m robbing myself of a good fight.
“Good luck to whatever he is doing. But if he wants to come and see us – because he hasn’t announced a date or a venue – then we can have a conversation.”
The both boxers, Joshua and Wilder remains unbeaten in a combined 64 fights, however, 62 of were won by knockouts