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Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is still eyeing a showdown with Deontay Wilder but proclaimed he would fight anyone who comes his way after a technical knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Briton, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, has been in talks about a fight with WBC title holder Wilder which would give him a shot at becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Negotiations broke down, however, and before Joshua's bout on Saturday, American Wilder announced a fight with Britain's Tyson Fury in the United States on Dec. 1.

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Hearn's preference, though, was a showdown with Wilder.

"A fight with Deontay Wilder would be the biggest fight in world boxing," he said.

"It would certainly be the biggest fight in British boxing, we know that because we just had the biggest fight in British boxing with the (Wladimir) Klitschko fight (April 2017).

"We don't rule out a fight in America at some point, we know about the money over there ... but I do believe we're only scratching the surface about how big Joshua v Wilder could be.

"We want that fight now, we want him to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world."

With Joshua locked in to stage another fight at London's Wembley Stadium on April 13 next year, Wilder's December bout casts doubt on who might provide the opposition.

Joshua, full of confidence after his devastating seventh round stoppage of the fierce-hitting veteran Russian which took him to 22 fights unbeaten, said Wilder was still his preferred choice.

Speaking from inside the ring immediately following his victory on a damp evening in north London, Joshua had put the name of his future opponent out to the crowd.

There were rumours that Joshua could fight former British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte who, like Joshua, is signed to Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

The pair have met before, with Joshua delivering the only defeat of Whyte's professional career to date in London in December 2015.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 09-24-2018

Haymon as beaten HBO, TR, Golden Boy, and DAZN is NEXT :boxing:

Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 09-24-2018

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;19131518]Now changing the tune. Hearn was saying that the fight wasn't worth so much and they got a $50 million dollar offer plus incentives. Now it is the biggest fight in the world. It sounds like he wants to…

Comment by HURTFEELINGS on 09-24-2018

[QUOTE=Nomadic;19130755]Flat rates and 90/10 is the same as ducking. AJ vs Wilder in 2026.[/QUOTE] NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH:boxing::sad6:

Comment by Gentblue on 09-23-2018

So let me get this straight...... Wilder was willing too sign fight Whyte granted he was Guaranteed Joshua and Both said no saying you don’t negotiate that way. Now they want Wilder too sign before Fury which goes against they’re…

Comment by markther on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;19131265]AJ vs Klit did about 1.5m in the U.K. Haye Bellew might sneak into this list![/QUOTE] Correct, forgot about that. It was actually over 1.5 buys on Sky

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