Former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has revealed that he believes a clash between himself and Anthony Joshua is still the fight fans crave the most.
Wilder and ‘AJ’ have had as long of a rivalry, without a resolution, as any of the biggest potential fights in the sport.
When the Brit was the unified champion, and the American held the WBC strap, an undisputed title fight between the two was expected to be the heavyweight fight of the generation. However, long-winded negotiations and boxing politics, which Eddie Hearn has since announced his regret at being a part of, meant that the fight never took place.
Now, times have changed, and although neither man now holds a world title, the matchup is still spoken about as one of the biggest in the blue ribbon division.
In an interview on ‘The Good Fight with Kate Abdo’, Wilder admitted that a fight with Joshua is ‘the biggest in the word’ and still the one that fans continue to ask him about.
“I’m still in the business, Joshua is still in the business. As long as we are still in the business and fighting, there’s always going to be that opportunity.
Every time I hear people, they are always telling me ‘When are you going to fight Joshua?’. That is the biggest fight in the world between us, still, right now, still! That is one of the number one matchups, that everybody always asks me about.
It isn’t a matter of if, just when. It has just got to be at the right time.”
Momentum to see the two heavy hitters in the ring has gathered pace again of late, with both men stating publicly they want the fight and Eddie Hearn pencilling it in for the end of the year.