Joshua Claims First Wilder Fight Needs To Be In U.K.

Anthony Joshua is looking to have Deontay Wilder come to the UK if the two are to have a unification fight in 2018.

Joshua believes his earning power in the United Kingdom, featuring over 70,000 per fight for his last three fights, is the trump card to anything Wilder says.

“I think the first one has to be in the UK. I want to be able to call that shot because I’ve worked extremely hard to put myself in a power position when it comes to the negotiations, so hopefully, he’ll understand and come to the UK to get this fight on.Joshua said to Sky Sports.

“The same deal we’re going to offer Wilder, I would have grabbed that with both hands. I just looked at it as a flip-reverse. I’m an astute businessman. Even though I fight, I’m a hustler, I’ve got a strategy, I’m very smart and I educate myself. The deal I looked at for Wilder is the same deal I looked at for myself – and I would have been over the moon with a deal like that at that stage so we’ll see how he takes it.”

 

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