Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wilder Says He's Ready for Summer Blockbuster with Joshua

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wilder Says He's Ready for Summer Blockbuster with Joshua

Article excerpt

DEONTAY Wilder is ready to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK this summer to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, according to his co-manager.

Joshua was quick to call out Wilder after defeating Joseph Parker on Saturday to add the WBO title to his own IBF and WBA belts.

Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel has responded to the challenge, saying the American fighter's team are prepared to begin immediate negotiations over a unification contest.

"We are really glad that Anthony Joshua said for the first time, 'I will fight Deontay next...' and we believe he is a man of his word. Deontay accepts the challenge," Finkel said.

"We want to make it public that Deontay wants the fight, and we are prepared to come over, or meet here and get the deal done. …

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