Shelly Finkel, manager of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, said his client wants his next fight against Anthony Joshua.
Deontay wants to face Joshua in his next fight. We can have that fight in the U.K. or in the Middle East. We have a WBC qualifying fight and we'll take it, but we want to fight Joshua.
Wilder last stepped into the ring in October of this year against Robert Helenius. That fight ended with Deontay winning by knockout in the first round. Wilder, 37, had 43 wins (42 by KO) and three losses.
Joshua had a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in August, 2022. That fight went the whole distance and the Ukrainian won by split decision. Joshua, 33, had 24 wins (22 KOs) and three losses.