Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), 32, reports on his social media accounts that he has accepted Anthony Joshua's (21-0, 20 KOs), 28, offer to fight in the United Kingdom. The Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship is as close to coming to fruition as ever. While the deal is not official, many believed one of the main obstacles would be the fight location. The location is acceptable for Wilder, here is what he had to say:
Dear @anthony_joshua Fans,
Since your acting Dumb, Delusional or just plain Stupid here you go.... 🚨 BREAKING NEWS🚨
The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the U.S. is still available to him if he wants it. In addition to that, today I agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the U.K. If Joshua prefers the fight in the U.K., the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose U.S. or U.K.
The announcement sent shock waves across the sports world picking up coverage on ESPN, SportsCenter, and every boxing platform.
Who will reign as The Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion?
Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA, & WBO Unified World Heavyweight Champion vs.
Deontay Wilder, WBC Heavyweight Championship