News | Dec 04 2018

Deontay Wilder declares the fight he wants next

Anthony Joshua or the Tyson Fury rematch? Deontay Wilder reveals the fight he wants next
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

YOU might think Deontay Wilder was torn. He has a significant decision to make now after all. Should he pursue a rematch with Tyson Fury, after their controversial draw on Saturday caught the attention of the sporting world? Or should he attempt to unify his WBC belt with the WBO, WBA and IBF world titles that Anthony Joshua holds?

Wilder maintains he did not fight at his best against Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He suggested being overeager to find a knockout finish threw off his boxing. “I was fighting against Fury and I was fighting against myself,” Wilder said. “This is the moment that I’ve been looking for.”

“I got over-anxious to knock Tyson Fury out. I said I would do it,” he continued. “I wanted the ending on a devastating knockout.”