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Wilder's Manager Has No Problem Discussing Joshua Fight

Shelly Finkel says Deontay Wilder is "very interested" in facing Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification fight after retaining his WBC belt courtesy of a contentious draw against Tyson Fury.

Wilder twice knocked down Fury but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges' controversial failure to separate the pair.

Fury and his team have consequently called for a rematch, yet Wilder appears to be again showing interest in facing Joshua.

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The 29-year-old holds the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts and has a Wembley date booked for April against an as yet unnamed opponent, with lengthy public negotiations failing previously.

And Finkel, Wilder's co-manager, established that the American's camp would require talks to be more discreet this time.

"We're very interested in the fight [with Joshua]," Finkel told Sky Sports. "If he wants to be professional and keep it in a private discussion, I'm open to it.

"If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants."

Both Wilder (40-0-1) and Joshua (22-0) remain undefeated, the latter having beaten Alexander Povetkin in his last Wembley bout in September.

Earlier today, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn had told Sky Sports that he plans to fly out to Los Angles and will hold discussions with Wilder's team.

"It might also be the case that Wilder fancies his chances in a punch-out with AJ rather than another go at Fury. As far as AJ is concerned, he will fight anyone. He would love Wilder next and he has always wanted Fury. I am going out to LA and we will talk (with Wilder's representatives) this week. It is a fight we definitely want for April and will work hard to make," Hearn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 12-04-2018

[QUOTE=Jax teller;19327020]AJ didn't have to say anything else as it wasn't a request just a throw away statement[/QUOTE] So he was lying to trick his fans into thinking he wanted the fight.

Comment by Jax teller on 12-04-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19326938]I usually don't post unless I see somebody lying about something. That's why so many of my posts point out that someone is lying. So then all AJ had to say was "I was just kidding when I…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 12-04-2018

[QUOTE=Jax teller;19324894]You are the worst poster on here, I swear you can't make a post without saying "liar"[/QUOTE] I usually don't post unless I see somebody lying about something. That's why so many of my posts point out that someone…

Comment by Oshio on 12-04-2018

It's shameful if the fight happens in the US again. It will go to show that Wilder has no pride

Comment by Oshio on 12-04-2018

Wilder's record reads 40-0-1 now. It would read 40-1-1 after his next fight be it against Fury or Joshua

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