Speculation surrounding Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder at Twickenham

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that he is considering London’s Twickenham Stadium for Anthony Joshua’s next fight and that Anthony Joshua’s next opponent could be none other than America’s Deontay Wilder. Register your interest in Joshua v Wilder hospitality at Twickenham Stadium in 2018.

Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder would be the unification fight that we all want to see and promoter Eddie Hearn is eager to secure the largest stadium in the UK available to ensure a maximum turnout.

Twickenham Stadium has a capacity of 80,000 people, just slightly smaller that Wembley Stadium. But given Wembley Stadium’s packed schedule in 2018 hosting a series of artists as well as Tottenham Hotspur, Twickenham Stadium could be the perfect choice.

After Deontay Wilder secured a victory over Bermane Stiverne within just one round, he called out Anthony Joshua immediately after, stating “The winner of Joshua-Wilder is the real heavyweight champion. That fight has to happen. The boxing fans deserve it. We don’t want to wait” (The Guardian).

Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder would be huge and tough fight. Both Joshua and Wilder hold an Olympic medal, Wilder claiming the Bronze medal in 2008 forming his nickname ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Anthony Joshua secured an Olympic Gold medal in 2012.

The undefeated Anthony Joshua has 100% knockout to win ratio and Joshua has won all twenty of his professional fights. Deontay Wilder is also currently undefeated, he’s won thirty-eight fights, thirty-seven by knockout. Wilder has eighteen more fights under his belt than Anthony Joshua, could this experience make all the difference?

Deontay Wilder holds the WBC heavyweight title which he has defended in 2015, he the longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time. Anthony Joshua is the current Unified World Heavyweight Champion having secured the IBF title in 2016, and the WBA and IBO titles with his fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April 2017.

But Deontay Wilder may not be able to fight Anthony Joshua as soon as he hopes, Eddie Hearn has suggested that Wilder should first fight British boxer Dillian Whyte. Deontay Wilder told the press he will only face Dillian Whyte if he is guaranteed the next fight with Anthony Joshua.

Deontay Wilder has been described as “Anthony Joshua’s biggest test” and “Anthony Joshua’s worst nightmare.” Register your interest in an Joshua v Wilder fight in 2018 for first access.