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Sports - April 1, 2018

Anthony Joshua eyes fourth world title, calls Wilder to step up

Joshua throws a punch at Parker.

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) has set his eyes on the WBC heavyweight title currently held by Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs).

Joshua, unified the WBO crown with his IBF/WBA heavyweight titles last Saturday, at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, after defeated former champion, Joseph Parker (24-1, 18 KOs) in a 12 round unanimous decision.

The judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109.

Moments after the fight, the Nigerian born Pugilist, Anthony Joshua called out the WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder and challenged him to step it up for them to face each other next.

However, at the same time Joshua was calling out Wilder, he was also setting up a roadblock by saying that the fight must take place in the UK rather than America.

“Don’t believe the hype about him,” Joshua said about Wilder. ”People who know me know I don’t do that, so we will sit down, my team and Eddie Hearn and then they can talk to his team and Al Haymon, then we’ll see. Just like Dillian said, Wilder, Let’s gooooo!”

”Let’s make this fight happen,” Wilder said after learning of Joshua’s victory over Parker.

Hearn said this to Sky Sports News about Wilder supposedly not wanting to fight Joshua:

”They don’t want it. They have never approached us. Joshua has fought all the champions and got the belts. After 21 fights, he has a chance to be the undisputed champion of the world. Wilder’s people don’t contact us. He talks the talk but he can’t walk the walk,” Hearn said.

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