Wilder To Be Ringside For Parker-Joshua
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will make the flight to Cardiff to be ringside to watch Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker on March 31st.
While Joshua and Parker will stake their undefeated records and the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles from Principality Stadium, but Wilder will be commentating as part of the Sky Sports broadcast team.
Prior to taking a side at ringside in Cardiff, Wilder will get a chance to finally fight Luis Ortiz on March 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I will get in the ring and go face to face with him,” Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports.
“That will be amazing and I hope he is anticipating seeing me and people are anticipating two tough guys getting in the ring. We will call this the preview. This will let people see what our fight will be like.
“It typifies the show as well, because people want to know what’s going to happen next. I am an unpredictable person, I do what people don’t expect me to do but I do things when it’s the right time for me to do them. You’ll see. I enjoyed myself the first time I came over to work with Sky Sports and I am certainly looking forward to doing it again.”
Wilder is crossing his fingers that Joshua wins the fight to set down a potential unification between the two of them in fall.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ explains that despite the trash talk between them, he doesn’t harbor any bad feelings in the direction of Joshua.
“Of course, 100 percent, even 1,000 percent, we definitely hope Joshua wins,” Wilder said.
“I wouldn’t dare curse that he loses because people want to see the best fight the best. I want the heavyweight division to stay lit up as it has been and stay exciting like it is.
“I don’t dislike Anthony Joshua. I don’t hate the guy, I actually like him, just as much as I like Tyson Fury.”