Deontay Wilder sets sights on Anthony Joshua fight leaving door open for other opportunities

Former world champion Deontay Wilder was in attendance last weekend to witness the Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia spectacle that took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After Tank’s brutal knockout win over Garcia, The Bronze Bomber was seen leaving the arena in high spirits.

As he was going outside, several interviewers were waiting for him to answer some questions. While having a conversation, one of the interviewers of IFL TV asked Deontay Wilder what was next for him.

“We have got a lot of different options right now in this moment of time. Joshua is one, everybody you know I mean. I think a lot of people are going to get that.” Deontay also added, “Nobody’s so easy tonight, nobody’s easy because, on the night of the fight, you just never know what they may have in them that night.”

Possible opponents for Deontay Wilder to fight next

Deontay Wilder last stepped inside the ring in October 2022 against Robert Helenius. The Bronze Bomber put an end to his two-fight-losing skid after delivering a stunning right hand to knockout Helenius. Following his impressive win, there have been several rumors as to who will Wilder face in his next fight.

Deontay Wilder at the press conference
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Speculations were floating around that Andy Ruiz is a frontrunner to fight Wilder. However, the possibility of this matchup taking place is very unlikely as strong rumors suggest that the Mexican heavyweight will challenge Tyson Fury. With that being said, there aren’t a lot of options left for Deontay Wilder to choose from.

The best matchup and the super fight that fans want is Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua. Considering both the heavyweights are going through a similar patch in their careers, it would be a high-stakes fight and pull a large crowd. If not AJ next, then the only other matchup that makes sense is to square off against Zhilei Zhang for the WBC interim heavyweight title.

A win over Joshua would help Wilder earn bigger fights and it opens a window to challenge Usyk for the unified titles. However, The Bronze Bomber might have to wait till December if he wants to fight AJ. Do let us know in the comments section who you think should Deontay Wilder fight next.


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