IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has fired back at Deontay Wilder.

In a recent interview, Wilder promised to regain the WBC title from Tyson Fury on July 24 - and then blast out Joshua in dramatic fashion.

He believes Joshua has been making excuses to delay their potential showdown.

"Most definitely, hands down [I want the Joshua fight], Wilder told Sky Sports.

"Without no excuses, no mandatories, nothing in the way. As I see, they already making up excuses. They already got a mandatory planned ahead. No one really wants to fight someone like me, and I don't blame them."

Joshua is currently being positioned to make a mandatory defense of his titles against Oleksandr Usyk, with Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the working date of September 25 being set down.

He was initially going to face Fury in a full division unification on August 14 in Saudi Arabia - but the fight was derailed when an arbitrator ruled in favor of Wilder - by ordering Fury to face him in a trilogy fight.

Provided he beats Usyk, and Fury win the trilogy bout with Wilder, there is a possibility they can still face each other on a date in December, with Saudi Arabia still being the location.

Joshua has brushed off Wilder's suggestion that he's made excuses to avoid fighting him.

He doesn't consider Wilder to be an elite level fighter in the weight class.

"I'm an elite level fighter, not one of the tomato cans he's knocked out. He better watch what he's saying because when the day comes for me and him, I know what I'm capable of doing. He ain't an elite level fighter," Joshua said.