Anthony Joshua Confirms He Will Take On Deontay Wilder in December

Anthony Joshua Confirms He Will Take On Deontay Wilder in December

Isaac Darko
April 29, 2023 at 8:50 AM
  • Anthony Joshua has revealed that Deontay Wilder will be his next opponent
  • Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn travelled to Saudi Arabia this week to conduct negotiations
  • Joshua beat Jermaine Franklin earlier this month to get his winning streak back on track

Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he will fight Deontay Wilder in December this year.

The 33-year-old outpointed Jermaine Franklin at the start of the month to return to winning ways following his two defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.

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Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he will fight Deontay WIlder in December. Credit: @sunsport
Source: Twitter

In a video posted on Twitter, the former IBF heavyweight champion was asked whether he would be fighting Wilder and replied: 

"That's what's happening, you know what's going on."

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The Nigerian-born boxer went one step further and confirmed that the mega-fight is set to happen before the end of the year.

"It's public news we're getting it down, throwing it down in December."

Wilder wants Joshua fight

Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder has already given his green light for the fight Anthony Joshua.

The former WBC heavyweight champion, who lost his title to Tyson Fury, told iFL TV that a meeting with AJ would be a "dream fight" for boxing fans.

"We got a lot of different options right now at this moment in time," Wilder said.
"Joshua, everybody. I think a lot of people is going to get that dream fight everyone wants to see."

Wilder has not boxed since he destroyed Robert Helenius in the first round last year October.

Joshua drops in heavyweight rankings

Sports Brief earlier reported that the British boxer has fallen down the pecking order since his days as heavyweight champion, dropping to fifth.

Fury may not have got his fight with Oleksandr Usyk, but he has his hands full as he looks to defend his heavyweight title.

Fury is the current WBC Heavyweight champion and last defended his belt against Derek Chisora.

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