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Wilder: Whyte next if contract guarantees Joshua will follow

Deontay Wilder has finally given some encouraging signs that he would be willing to do the much-talked-about fight against Dillian Whyte – if Hearn guarantees Joshua is next. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) has clearly stated that he will defend his world title against Dillian Whyte – if promoter Eddie Hearn can satisfy Wilder’s demand to set the wheels in motion for a world title unification bout against Joshua, that condition is that in a binding contract, it is clearly stated that IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua would be the very next opponent following a successful defence against Dillian Whyte.

Joshua makes his long sought after return to the squared circle this weekend, where he defends his unified world heavyweight championship against late replacement Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Whyte will see action on the undercard, against Robert Helenius. Wilder meanwhile has a mandatory defence scheduled with a rematch against Bermane Stiverne on November 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“Fighters have obligations to fulfil, they have a job to do, and Dillian Whyte is only doing his job. He is doing what he is supposed to do and, if he is feeling that way, let’s see him. Personally, I don’t think he feels that way. He knows he can’t beat me, [promoter] Eddie Hearn knows he can’t beat me,” Wilder told Sky Sports.

“If they want to see that fight, I have no problems fighting that fight, as long as that contract says I have Anthony Joshua next. I will go anywhere in the world to show Dillian Whyte who is the best in the world. Put Anthony Joshua on that contract and I will come to England. Dillian Whyte is an easy fight, I can fight that fight in my sleep, one hand behind my back.

“I am the heavyweight champion of the world, I want to unify the heavyweight division and I won’t stop until I do that. If Eddie Hearn wants me to fight Dillian Whyte, I have no problem smashing Dillian Whyte but make sure, when you have that contract, you add Anthony Joshua, because I am going to come and knock down that kingdom that I helped build up.” Wilder concluded.