Wilder ‘declares war’ on Joshua after retaining WBC title

Wilder 'declares war' on Joshua after retaining WBC title

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.

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“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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