Joshua Remains Open To Fighting Wilder

Anthony Joshua is still willing to fight Deontay Wilder after their two-fight deal broke down. 

Both boxers had signed to face each other, provided they beat their next opponents. Joshua stopped Otto Wallin, making the southpaw quit on his stool, on the Day of Reckoning card last December. Wilder lost a comprehensive unanimous decision to Joseph Parker in the co-main event, ending hopes of the fight. Francis Ngannou was given the nod instead as the former UFC Heavyweight Champion will face Joshua on March 8. But Joshua left the door open for a Wilder fight. 

“It’s a fight that fans want to see. I’m not saying it’s completely written off. It’s a fight where everything was signed and sealed. It just needed both of us to deliver. And he didn’t meet his end of the bargain,” Joshua said

The winner of Joshua-Ngannou will fight for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. That will be contested between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk who square off for all the belts on May 18. Wilder had the opportunity to do the same when talks over a Joshua fight began in 2018 for undisputed. The fight was never made, as the Bronze Bomber may have missed that chance altogether. 

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