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‘I’m here, I’m ready’: Deontay Wilder calls out Anthony Joshua for heavyweight fight

Deontay Wilder wants Anthony Joshua to hear from his own mouth that he wants to make the fight happen.

Deontay Wilder assures his fans he’ll return soon, and has a big fight in mind.
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder took to social media over the weekend to share his thoughts on his return with his own words. Wilder makes a point to let his fans know that he plans on returning to the ring soon, and directly calls out Anthony Joshua to let it be known that that’s the fight he wants, and hopes Joshua agrees to meeting him in the ring.

“Things that has been brought to me is when I’m fighting again, and I promise you guys I’ll be back very soon,” Wilder said. “It’s just sometimes the business of boxing has to run its course and let it do what it do, but I’ll be back very soon.

“Another thing I wanted to address with a fight that everyone is looking forward to and hopefully will happen, and I’m doing everything in my power to make it happen. And I’m referring to the Anthony Joshua fight. So Anthony, you’re hearing it from my mouth, hearing personally from the horses mouth himself; hey I’m here, I’m ready, I’m ready to go.

“I heard some things about what your promoter said that my last fight only lasted a short period of time, I ain’t fought in a year and he don’t know if I want to fight or not. But I’m letting you know right now, right here, I’m ready to fight, I’m ready to get in that ring, man. Let’s make this the best time of our lives.

“This would be a major disaster if we would never be able to get in the ring and put our stamp down in history, bro. When people think about classic and great fights, I want them to think about us as well. And being able to do that, we got to get in the ring. That’s just what it’s all about.”

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