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Joshua: I don’t wanna wait ‘til December on Wilder

Anthony Joshua says he’s not going to waste his time trying to wait on Deontay Wilder’s next move.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During the post-fight press conference following his knockout win over Alexander Povetkin, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua talks about his plans, or lackthereof, for a showdown with Deontay Wilder.

“We’ve been trying to negotiate with their team after the [Carlos] Takam fight. Then I had to fight [Joseph] Parker, carried on negotiating, then had to fight my mandatory. I don’t wanna wait til December for him to finish this fight, have his rest, and then start negotiating because I start training for a fight, again, early Jan.

“So I wanna kinda get my fight penciled in as soon as possible, this side of the year so I know what I’m doing next year. But it seems those negotiations take a long time but, as I said, there’s a lot of room for all of the heavyweights. They’re all talented, they all can fight. Povetkin wasn’t a champion but he came — we conquered — but he definitely came game and people were entertained. So if Wilder’s not serious there’s other people out there. When he’s ready, we’re ready.”

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