WBC champion Deontay Wilder has admitted that a highly anticipated clash against British heavyweight Anthony Joshua will happen ‘real soon’, Sky Sports report.
The heavyweight divisions’ summer plans have been thrown wide open after Joshua’s scheduled opponent, Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, recorded an ‘adverse finding’ in a drugs test.
The Brooklyn heavyweight has been suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission, which has left the proposed June 1 bout between the pair up in the air, with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn admitting the American has since failed a second separate test.
Numerous other candidates have now been rumoured to be open to taking Miller’s place at Madison Square Garden, including Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce, Manuel Charr, Dereck Chisora and Adam Kownacki.
WBC champion Wilder, who is scheduled to take on fellow American Dominic Breazeale, has also been linked with taking on Joshua in June, however, it appears fans will have to wait longer for a potential unification clash.
When asked about the possibility of facing Joshua in the future, Wilder said:
Believe me, this fight is going to happen.
There will come a day, a day real soon, when there can only be one.
The heavyweight division belongs to me and I’ve known that for a very long time now, but I’m not satisfied with what I’ve achieved so far.
I want every single belt, I want to be the undisputed champion, and I want the day to come when there can only be one king and that man will be Deontay Wilder.
Wilder then went on to add how he won’t back off from any challenge, insisting Tyson Fury doesn’t want a rematch.
It’s the fight that sets me apart from everybody else. I’ve fought and hurt every single person that’s been in the ring with me and still they still want questions answered.
Bermane Stiverne, Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz, and Tyson Fury. I’ve proven time and time again that I will fight any heavyweight, but when it’s as big as me and Joshua then it has to be right.
Fury don’t want to fight me no more. He doesn’t want to feel my power no more.