Deontay Wilder has provided a huge update regarding the hotly anticipated potential clash with Anthony Joshua, which is tipped to land in Saudi Arabia this December.
Boxing fans could be forgiven for being sceptical about any rumoured big fight involving heavyweights currently, given the lack of marquee match ups the division has produced thus far this year.
Talks are also ongoing for Wilder to take an interim fight against Andy Ruiz, though these appear to have reached a stalemate.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ assured 78SportsTV that the blockbuster bout with Joshua in the Middle East is “definitely going down.”
“We coming baby, soon! The next fight, we’ve been working very hard, you’ve seen me training. It’s always been Ruiz, but if he doesn’t want to accept it then we will move on, or maybe hold out until the Joshua fight, because that’s definitely going down.
Y’all need to get your money ready for that.”
Skill Challenge Promotions are determined to stage Wilder vs Joshua, even if they can’t agree a deal for an undisputed showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on the same show, which now looks to be off the table for December, as per Fury’s promoter Frank Warren.
Wilder could be forgiven for perhaps wanting a fight before taking on Joshua, given he has not boxed since his one round demolition of Robert Helenius in October of last year
Joshua is well accustomed to fighting in Saudi Arabia, which played host to both his successful rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr back 2019 and his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last summer.
Wilder has never boxed in Saudi himself, though he was seen in attendance at the Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul fight in February, where it is speculated that early talks for a fight with Joshua could have occurred.