Deontay Wilder has finally given some encouraging signs that he would be willing to do the much-talked-about fight against Dillian Whyte – if Hearn guarantees Joshua is next. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) has clearly stated that he will defend his world title against Dillian Whyte – if promoter Eddie Hearn can satisfy Wilder’s demand to set the wheels in motion for a world title unification bout against Joshua, that condition is that in a binding contract, it is clearly stated that IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua would be the very next opponent following a successful defence against Dillian Whyte.
Joshua makes his long sought after return to the squared circle this weekend, where he defends his unified world heavyweight championship against late replacement Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Whyte will see action on the undercard, against Robert Helenius. Wilder meanwhile has a mandatory defence scheduled with a rematch against Bermane Stiverne on November 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.