Deontay Wilder has told Anthony Joshua “I declare war upon you” after retaining his WBC heavyweight title with a first round knockout of Bermane Stiverne.
Wilder knocked Stiverne to the canvas with a fierce right before flooring him again with a barrage of punches.
Stiverne was then knocked out as Wilder caught him with some brutal punches, including a left-right combination.
“I know I am the best. Are you up for the test?,” asked Wilder of WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua.
“I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now. I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge?”
Wilder, who has an intimidating unbeaten record of 39 straight wins, 38 via knockout, added: “They are trying to give me a peasant in Dillian Whyte. A king doesn’t chase the peasants. A king takes kings. I want Joshua. If he doesn’t give me the fight we have other plans.
“The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don’t wait. Let’s see who is the best.”
But 28-year-old Joshua recently defeated Carlos Takam to increase his winning tally to 20 in 20, which include a popular victory over Wladimir Klitscko back in April.
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