Deontay Wilder’s round one knockdown of Bermane Stivernne in their WBC heavyweight world title bout shows Anthony Joshua might be meeting his match in the proposed heavyweight title unification bout for 2018.
Deontay had promised he would be knocking out his opponent in the first round and did just that few seconds to the bell goes off for the round.
The WBC titleholder also noted that fighting Joshua is the only thing next on his wish list. This is a fight sports analysts, sports promoters, and boxing lovers have hinted would be bigger than Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao.
“Wilder’s right hand is Thor’s hammer and here in round 1 he is Ragnarok’ing Stiverne” 😂
No respect. None at all.
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“I am too athletic, I am mobile, I am hostile, I have the heart of a lion. I am the king, baby,” Deontay told Sky Sports.
“No heavyweight can compare to me, I move like a middleweight, man. The things I can do in the ring is crazy, the way I set these guys up… I’m very confident in what I do.”
“A king doesn’t chase the peasants, king chase kings! I want Joshua! The world wants Joshua. The world wants Wilder. I want Joshua! Joshua, come and see me, baby!
WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has also accepted to square up with Deontay and says he will “eat” Deontay Wilder if the two giants face each other in the ring.
However, Wilder promised the show would settle the issue of who is the best, as he is willing to bout anywhere.
“No more hiding, no more ducking, no more dodging, no more excuses, let`s make the fight happen!” Let`s see who is the best, I know I’m the best, are you up for the test?,” Deontay said.
On the bout between the two fighters, Eddie Hearn – an English boxing promoter, said many promoters have expressed interest in putting up the belts. And also, Joshua is more than ready to have all the four heavyweight belts on his shelf.
“Of course Joshua has told me we want all the belts and that means taking on all the champions….”
“I had a text from his promoter tonight, asking if we fancy making that fight next. Everybody wants to fight Anthony Joshua and you will see him fight everybody.”