Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's undisputed heavyweight title challenge

Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's undisputed heavyweight title challenge

Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's undisputed heavyweight title challenge

"But the people want this fight, which I've said for the previous year and a half or so".

Barry Hearn, chairman and founder of Joshua's promoters Matchroom, said he thinks negotiations "will start next week" - but Bunce thinks there will not be a bout any time soon.

"Look at every one of these belts now, I will have to be the most powerful man on a negotiating table". "Why do I have to do all this work to have to give someone a bonus".

As the fight drew to a close, Fury confidently proclaimed that he would beat Joshua and implored not to fight Wilder but him instead.

That was the declaration from Parker's trainer Kevin Barry, in the wake of Parker's loss to Joshua in the Cardiff heavyweight unification battle. Some were disappointed that Whyte was not going to fight either Wilder or Alexander Povetkin, but the majority thought that this would still make a decent fight. "It's just a case of whether it happens next". If they stepped up and were actually serious about the fight, it could happen next.

"Whether that adds or detracts from the negotiating table when Eddie Hearn gets to America, I don't know, but it should be a factor".

"Bring him here and I'll knock him spark out". "We have to sit down in the next two weeks and see if there's that fight in the summer". I just know that he made the biggest mistake of his life by mentioning my name on national television. "I always tell people, when I'm in the ring, like I'm the 'Bronze Bomber.' Everything about me changes".

By taking Joshua to points for the first time as a professional, Parker showed the Briton is not a relentless knockout monster who stops everyone he gets in the ring with.

Joshua's desire to fight on UK soil remained after his latest victory - although he could be tempted to the United States by a big offer.

"I wouldn't want a body on my record".

What Joshua wants, is what is usually delivered to him by his promoter Eddie Hearn who now faces tricky dealings with the Wilder camp who have been far too greedy with their monetary hopes in earlier attempts to set up the fight.

Many viewers have complained that the bout was spoiled by the referee and Parker's team were not happy with him from the get-go, as they claimed that the Italian referee couldn't speak English.

The American has accepted Joshua's challenge, according to his manager, while both parties maintain their opposition have shied away from a potential fight. "The better man won on the day". "I was quite impressed with a lot of things Joshua did, held his hands better and was quite hard to hit".

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