WBC champion Deontay Wilder is hoping to become the unified heavyweight champion of the world. According to his manager Jay Deas, the plan is to get all the belts within the next 12 months. This certainly is no easy challenge.
With Anthony Joshua holding the IBF, IBO and WBA belts and Joseph Parker being WBO champ, Wilder needs to take on both big names.
“We don’t know [who the next opponent is]. All we know is we want the biggest fight possible. Whatever the biggest opportunity is, that’s the one that we want to go after. Anything that gets us a unification is what I would like. If that’s not possible then whatever the biggest fight after that, that’s kind of what I’m thinking. I would like there to be within 12 months like Deontay said, I’d like there to be one name, one face one champion. That will be Deontay Wilder. Whatever steps have to be taken, that’s what we want to do,” Deas told in an interview with the Tuscaloosa News.
Thing is, Wilder and his promoter have been in serious talks with Eddie Hearn about a possible title fight in London against Dillian Whyte. The two fighters have exchanged brutal verbal jabs at each other on social media but nothing official has been announced.
Deas says that Wilder is willing to fight any big name out there and claims that fighters avoid him.
“Deontay has been more than patient and he’s ready to fight whatever the biggest fights are. It’s tough because there’s a lot of guys that don’t want to fight him, they price themselves out and then turn around and try to blame (Wilder). But the truth of the matter is that Deontay wants the biggest fights whatever the biggest fights are,” said the promoter.