Deontay Wilder thinks that no fight would be bigger than Anthony Joshua vs Wilder, even if he has an opportunity to fight with Tyson Fury again.
Speaking to the media, the 36-year-old former heavyweight champion said:
“The biggest fight in the world is not [Fury], it’s me versus Anthony Joshua. That’s still the biggest fight in the world. Everywhere I go, people talk about that fight. That’s the one that they want to see.”
“Whether [Fury and I] fight four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten times, the heavyweight division is small. We can do those things because it’s not packed like other divisions.”
Wilder last fought in October 2021, losing to Fury via an 11th-round TKO. It was his third fight with the Gypsy King a trilogy that almost all boxing fans and experts agree was one of the greatest in the history of the sport.
If it is going to happen, it better be sometime soon — Deontay tells us he plans to retire around his 40th birthday.
Joshua, 24-3 (22 knockouts), is a longtime rival of the Bronze Bomber the men have talked about fighting for years.
Wilder (42-2-1) and Joshua have long had on-and-off again discussions about a super fight between two of the modern heavyweight division’s greatest. Now, it seems Wilder is committed to delivering the fight in the future.
Deontay is hellbent on fighting on the African continent despite lucrative offers available to the pair within the United Kingdom and the United States.
‘Africa, and solely Africa, you know, I mean? It haven’t been a fight there a long, long time [sic],’ he said.
“It’d be a good fight, I mean just going back to the continent, you know, and being on the motherland, and place feet on the soil of there.”