Wilder Still Wants The Joshua Fight – Says Shelly Finkel

Deontay Wilder is hopeful of fighting Anthony Joshua.

That is according to The Bronze Bomber’s co-manager Shelly Finkel. Wilder has not fought since his one-sided unanimous decision loss to Joseph Parker. The American only won a single round across all three judges’ scorecards. The loss prevented the Joshua fight after both sides had signed a two-fight deal.

The deal was dependent on Joshua and Wilder winning their next fights. Joshua stopped Otto Wallin, but Wilder’s loss meant the fight never got made. Francis Ngannou secured the Joshua fight, but the former UFC Heavyweight Champion was knocked out in the second round. But Finkel is confident the fight can still go ahead.

“I would hope the Anthony Josuha fight could still happen for Deontay Wilder. We’ve always said we wanted that fight. We will hopefully have some news about Deontay’s next fight soon, but not yet,” Finkel said

Wilder is currently back in training. His rival Tyson Fury has confirmed Wilder will be in a ‘massive fight’ next but stopped short of revealing who that would be. Joshua is in line to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk. That gives the Brit a chance to become undisputed and become the best heavyweight of his era. This puts Wilder further down the pecking order, with boxing fans less enthusiastic about the fight.


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