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Deontay Wilder to Anthony Joshua: Let’s do it now!

Deontay Wilder says he's ready to face Anthony Joshua this year.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Deontay Wilder was in the studio for Showtime today during their live coverage of Anthony Joshua’s seventh round TKO win over Dominic Breazeale, and he heard what Joshua had to say about possibly fighting him in the future.

Joshua (17-0, 17 KO), for the record, was not boastful or aggressive, saying of Wilder, "He’s an unbelievable, inspirational person. He was patient. 30-odd fights, got his hands on the WBC. I’m following suit. I’m making my way to the U.S. with Showtime backing me, as well. He can pick up whatever he wants from that, but it’s so different when you’re in the ring with each other. One day, we’ll get to experience what each other’s about."

But Wilder (36-0, 35 KO) sounds like he’s determined to make the fight happen, and soon.

Wilder is currently slated to fight Chris Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KO) on July 16 in Birmingham, Alabama, a fight expected to be little more than a stay-busy defense for the former Olympic bronze medalist.

If Wilder does get past that, and he were to face Joshua in a WBC and IBF unification bout this fall, who would you pick right now, and how hyped would you be to see that fight?

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