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Team Wilder across the pond seem to be puzzled at the moment. They want Anthony Joshua badly especially now that both Wilder and ‘AJ’ have fought a week apart, but promoter Eddie Hearn believes the fight needs more build up and hype behind it.

After Wilder’s first round knockout over Bermane Stiverne, his manager Shelly Finkel spoke at the post fight press conference and confirmed that they are willing to do whatever it takes to get to Joshua, even fight Dillian Whyte, if the price was right.

“About six weeks ago, and this was not public, I got an email from Eddie Hearn. He said ‘If you fight Dillian Whyte, we’ll get you Joshua next.’ I couldn’t get to the phone quick enough and he didn’t answer, but later said ‘please give me a day. I just lost the fight with Pulev.’ So the next day I said to him what’s the deal and he said ‘what do you want to fight Dillian Whyte?’ and I said ‘that’ll be made easy, when do we get Joshua?’ – never called me back,” revealed the manager.

Finkel said Wilder is open to fighting Joshua wherever need be, definitely even in the UK.

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