World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who defended his title against Chris Arreola at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham on 16 July has called out boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua and claimed that he wants to unify the division by beating them. Wilder who has won all of his 37 fights so far revealed that he beat Arreola despite breaking his hand in the process and pulling a muscle and is willing to take bruises to beat Fury and Joshua.
"I floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee with my left all night. My goal is to unify the division. I'm one of the baddest, hardest-hitting heavyweights in the business and I'm right here from Alabama, baby. I came a long way and whoever has those belts, that's who I want," he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
"As you can see, it doesn't matter if I've got a broken hand and pulled muscle, I'm still going to fight because that's what champions do. I don't play boxing. Of course I want Tyson Fury and of course I want Anthony Joshua. The question is do they want me?"
Despite Wilders claims, the fights are unlikely to take place anytime soon as Fury is preparing for his World Heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko. Fury's camp confirmed that the date for the rematch was set for 29 October, however, Klitschko said that they are still working on a date.
Anthony Joshua on the other hand, will most likely fight Joseph Parker, with the International Boxing Federation (IBF) confirming that the clash has been set for 9 November with the mandatory due date being 9 January 2017.