Deontay Wilder 'declares war' on Joshua after one-round destruction of Stiverne

Nick Sanchez
November 9, 2017

But the Stiverne who climbed through the ropes on Saturday was a silhouette of the fighter in their first meeting, the first and only time Wilder has been extended the distance before or since.

Wilder now boasts a record of 39-0 with 38 knockouts and, alongside Britain's Anthony Joshua, is one of the most feared boxers on the planet.

Joshua's career-defining win against Wladimir Klitschko back in April drew a crowd of roughly 90,000 to Wembley Stadium, which is approximately 79,000 more fans than what attended Wilder's first-round knockout of Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

However, the WBC champ has not really made great progress with his purses as he earned $1.5m (£1.1m) for fighting the little-known Artur Szpilka in January 2016. I've been waiting for a long time.

When Wilder gets his shot at Anthony Joshua, the extremely confident knockout artist promised there won't be any need for a second bout between the hard-hitting heavyweight champions. The victor of Joshua-Wilder is the real heavyweight champion.

If Joshua and Wilder do meet then they will both have the chance to vastly increase their respective values. That fight has to happen. The world want Joshua, the world want Wilder, I want Joshua. The boxing fans deserve it.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see, eh?

"No more dodging, no more dodging, no more excuses".

"No heavyweight can compare to me, I move like a middleweight. the things I can do in the ring and what I see is insane, I' m very confident in what I do".

While it remains to be seen if the two parties will reach a deal to make the fight happen, the potential matchup might be the best fight to make in the sport outside of the expected rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Make the date, don't wait.

He told Sky Sports: "I was really interested to see the weight of Deontay Wilder on the scales [220 pounds].I texted that to Anthony today".

But it appears undefeated Joshua is undettered by his threats after he was left shocked by Wilder's weight against Stiverne.

"I'm too athletic, I'm mobile, I'm hostile, I have the heart of a lion".

"I had a text from his promoter tonight, asking if we fancy making that fight next". We do what we gotta do in the ring and at least he stepped up. He showed up ringside to watch Saturday night.

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