Deontay Wilder is ready to travel to England to fight Anthony Joshua – but not until he has fought Tyson Fury again.
The WBC World heavyweight champion is expected to meet Fury, the former unified king, in a return in either April or May after the pair fought to an enthralling yet controversial draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles back in December.
Talks are underway regarding the second fight between the pair, according to Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, with April 27 a date being mooted after the WBC officially ordered fight number two.
And in an interview with talkSPORT ahead of last weekend’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ confirmed his plans for the foreseeable future.
He said: “Unless Fury backs out of it, or anything of that sort of nature, it’s definitely going to happen again. But to my understanding, as of right now, everything is good.
“It’s looking like maybe Vegas, maybe Barclays Center in New York – who knows?”
Wilder went on to confirm that the rematch will be Stateside because of the pay-per-view revenue difference with the UK.
“It will definitely be back here, our pay-per-view prices are just way higher than over in the UK.
“You guys pay only like $25, but we can go from $50 to $100 easy and that’s with everything!”
But Anthony Joshua, the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO world champion, is next on Wilder’s hit list if he is to overcome ‘The Gypsy King’ again.
“If he is ready, I am ready,” Wilder, whose team has requested 50-50 in the fight but the offer on the table at present is 60-40, continued.
“Like I said, he [has got to] be fair, it’s got to be right down and that is the thing about it.
“They thought they were going to be the only people and everybody has to abide by their rules and rotate around them.
“But we had to show them! I had to grab my career and I had to go and do my own thing and that’s what I’m doing.”
Article by: Elliot Foster