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Deontay Wilder: I would love to fight Anthony Joshua, but they have other plans

Deontay Wilder talks about rematching Tyson Fury or facing Anthony Joshua.

Deontay Wilder still has his WBC heavyweight title following Saturday night’s draw with Tyson Fury, and the titleholder was asked point blank at his post-fight press conference what he would prefer next: a rematch with Fury, or a fight with WBA, WBO, and IBF titleholder Anthony Joshua?

“I would love to go for the other titles. I’ve always spoken that there should be one champion, one face, one name. I always wanted to unify the division,” Wilder said.

“I feel the one who unifies the division really brings boxing back, because the heavyweight division is too small to have so many champions. That’s always been my issue having so many champions in this division with the small numbers that we have. I feel that it makes the heavyweight division that much more interesting to have one champion, one face, one name, and all the competitors come up and try to fight this one fighter.

“I would love to fight Joshua. I’ve been trying to fight him. Everyone knows that. That’s no secret. Those guys have other plans, and we’ll see what happens. I’ll be satisfied with (either Fury or Joshua), to be honest. Me and Fury put on a hell of a performance tonight. I’d love to go back to a rematch or I’d love to fight Joshua. I think I’m in a win-win situation.

“I know what the fans want, and I’m with the fans, as well. I’m a warrior, I’m a fighter, this is what I do. So we’re gonna see what we do next.”

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