After successfully defending his championship titles against Carlos Takam on the 29th of October, it’s no surprise that boxers around the world would like to get in the ring with Anthony Joshua. The fighter who’s calling him out now is U.S. fighter Deontay Wilder.
Wilder called out Joshua through his Instagram account after his bout for a potential matchup and Joshua has responded, saying: “If Wilder’s not making an offer we’ll do it on my terms. Present him with an offer, and see how they feel about that offer.” However another boxer, WBO Champion, Joseph Parker has described Joshua as his preferred option. Watch the callout video from Wilder below:
Wilder basically wants a fight in 2018 and has told AJ to “shut up and fight”. AJ however has released a statement that if an offer isn’t brought forward, they would fight on his (AJ) terms.
‘It’s no problem if Wilder wants to fight early next year, but no offers have been made to me. There has never been an offer. Everyone says they want to fight, and then sits back and waits for me to do all the homework. – Anthony Joshua
However Wilder claims that AJ’s are ducking him and are trying to wave the match up or postpone the fight even though he seems he hasn’t made an offer yet. It does seem like Joshua would like to fight Joseph Parker though. Someone with “assets” as he descibed. Only time will tell though.
So, who would you like to see get in the ring with Anthony Joshua?