'I would love to fight Anthony Joshua in Africa,' says Deontay Wilder

'I think it would be an amazing place to have it, to go back home,' said Deontay Wilder

By Web Desk
October 12, 2022
Anthony Joshua (L) and Deontay Wilder (R) — Twitter

KARACHI: Deontay Wilder, who will return to action on Saturday, feels that a matchup with Anthony Joshua remains "the number one fight in the world."

Wilder returns to the ring in New York against Robert Helenius after an absence of a year.

The heavyweight's ultimate objective is to win the title once more, but Wilder also has big ambitions for a matchup with Britain's Anthony Joshua.

"I would love to do that fight in Africa," Wilder told BBC Sport.

"It's still the number one fight in the world for everyone. Everywhere I go, people always talk about me versus Joshua."

Africa has had a number of legendary heavyweight bouts, including Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974.

"We both have roots from there. I think it would be an amazing place to have it, to go back home. To go back to the motherland. A continent full of our people. I can just see that being an amazing fight, win, lose or draw," he added.