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Anthony Joshua: I'm Ready To Face Wilder, I Want Undisputed

Last Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua reclaimed the WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight titles with a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz in their anticipated rematch.

Ruiz had decked Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage in their June clash at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Joshua is now going to return in the first half of 2020, likely against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

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But Joshua would love to have a full unification fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

"I'm ready [to fight Wilder]. I've got my belts back and I'm ready to fight him. But I'm not looking too far into the future because it takes your eyes off what is front of you," Wilder told Sky Sports.

"I take it step by step and, by the time I get to unification, I will be ready. I'll knock them down one by one and, when the big boys are ready, I'll be ready to become the next undisputed champion of the world. I really want to make that happen."

Wilder is going to make a defense against Tyson Fury in a rematch scheduled for February of next year.

Joshua is focused on keeping his titles, so he intends to make his mandatory defenses against Pulev, and the mandatory challenger under the WBO - Oleksandr Usyk.

"I'm focused on my next fight. Anyone can get it, my resume shows me that. I'll be keen to handle my mandatories because the current WBC champion is fighting Tyson Fury. Good luck to them," Joshua said.

"In the meantime, I will handle my mandatories because I don't want to vacate a belt. I've worked hard to get them so I don't want to give them away."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Marchegiano on 12-15-2019

:lol1: Remember back in 2017 he said not until 2020? :lol1:

Comment by Skinny kinny on 12-15-2019

This fight is never going to happen. It could have happened in 17 or first half of 18 but now it’s very unlikely more like never. Fury might fight Joshua but they’ll be old and washed just getting one last…

Comment by Jax teller on 12-11-2019

[QUOTE=OldTerry;20248926]What I'm saying is it is unreasonable to think Wilder's camp has to capitulate and fight on DAZN and then not think the same for Joshua somehow capitulating fighting on Fox PPV or Showtime. Neither scenario is going to happen…

Comment by OldTerry on 12-11-2019

[QUOTE=Jax teller;20246514]AJ is with matchroom who are with DAZN. US PPV ain't braking the 100 mil purse DAZN have offered for US rights. Wilder is with Haymon who has the boxing slots for Fox and Showtime. Have I got to…

Comment by 5000boxing on 12-11-2019

[QUOTE=scarybodyshot;20245316]People are either unaware of this or Fury's simpleton travelling followers refuse to believe it. I'm shocked that in this day and age with all the social media etc out there that this isn't more well known. Fury is a…

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