Deontay Wilder looks set for a career high payday this December, with talks underway for him to face Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.
If finalised, the contest will be Wilder’s first major fight since succumbing to Tyson Fury in the eleventh round of their epic trilogy bout back in 2021.
However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was on the receiving end of a callout from another British fighter recently – none other than his old foe Tyson’s cousin, Hughie Fury.
In an interview with BBTV, the 28 year old made the bold claim that he would stop Wilder if the fight was to happen.
“I’ll knock him out. I’m not here to play games anymore, people don’t understand.”
“I’ve had a bit of rest now, I’m about 19/20 stone and I’m here to make a statement. These fights here, I want them.”
“I believe I am the best, and I’m going to show that in the ring.”
A talented fighter in his own right, Hughie’s career has been plagued with inactivity and he has only had one outing in over three years.
Despite his relatively young age for a heavyweight, he has shared the ring with the likes of Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin and Kubrat Pulev, however came up short on all three occasions.
That Wilder, talk of a fight with Wilder is pure fantasy at this stage, given the astronomical figures reportedly on offer for him to face ‘AJ’ in the Middle East this year.
The plan is for the two heavy hitters to lock horns on the same night as an undisputed showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, a card the likes of which the sport simply has never seen before.