World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has confirmed that his long-anticipated unification showdown with British world champion, Anthony Joshua will surely happen.
Joshua holds the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF), International Boxing Organization (IBO) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight titles.
His last fight was a unanimous points decision win against New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in March which took his undefeated streak to 21.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Wilder, 32, said the fight will be in September if it’s in the United Kingdom and in November if it happens in America.
“We’re still in negotiations so I don’t have a time frame on it just yet but I want everyone to know the fight will happen.
“If we have it in England it’ll be September – if it’s here in American it’ll be November.”
Wilder went on to question the character of Joshua and his team after he claimed that he would take the fight if he was guaranteed $50 million.
“If they still serious – we been serious this whole way through, Joshua said he wanted the $50m he’ll sign tomorrow.
“We did exactly what he did and he didn’t sign so that shows you his character already or his team character.
“I think Joshua wants to fight but I don’t think his team want to risk what they’ve invested. Their investment about to go and they know it.”
But the Bronze Bomber as Wilder his called, can’t confirm whether there is a deadline to finalise the unification fight.
“I don’t know, that’s up to them, that’s something they have to discuss, we ready now, if it was up to me then it would’ve been done, sign, sealed and delivered.
“You would’ve had a date, you would’ve had a venue and everyone would have been happy.”
Despite the uncertainty, Wilder remains certain that he will put an end to Joshua’s unbeaten run in the ring.
“It’s coming soon baby, I just want you all to know, be ready for the biggest fight of your lives.
“It’s going to be amazing and there will be one champion, one face, one name and he go by the name of Deontay Wilder.”