Boxing news: Anthony Joshua wants Deontay Wilder unification showdown next

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Boxing news: Anthony Joshua wants Deontay Wilder unification showdown next



Joshua is back in action next month (Picture: Getty)Anthony Joshua is hopeful he can fight Deontay Wilder after his clash with Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden in June.
The three-belt world champion makes his bow in America next month up against replacement opponent Ruiz Jr, but has his heart set on a unification showdown.
Wilder holds the WBC belt, the only major world title Joshua does not own, and the Brit wants to close out the year with a massive fight.
‘Wilder, I want Wilder,’ Joshua told TMZ.

‘He’s got the belt, I’ve got the four belts… what I need is the WBC. If he’s ready and wants to prove he’s the best in the world, then come see me.’
Wilder and his team have already insisted their immediate plans mean a fight with Joshua will not happen until 2020 at the earliest.
The American is also chasing a rematch with Tyson Fury and Frank Warren is keen for that fight to go ahead in February, which could further delay any unification clash with Joshua.

Wilder holds the WBC title (Picture: Getty)Mexican heavyweight Ruiz Jr, 32-1, stepped in to face Joshua after original opponent Jarrell Miller failed multiple drug tests and was axed from the fight.
Joshua touched down in Miami this week, where he will conclude his training camp ahead of his first fight in America.
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