Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed that the Nigeria born British professional boxer intends to “eat” Deontay Wilder when they face off in a world title unification fight next year.
Wilder remained on course for a high-profile bout with the undefeated Briton by beating Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout in New York over the weekend.
“The Bronze Bomber” immediately targeted Joshua, who has previously spoken of his desire for a unification match at some point in 2018.
Asked about the prospect of a fight still being on the cards, Hearn told Sky Sports News, “I think 2018, we want to see Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua, no question.
“I was really interested to see the weight of Deontay Wilder on the scales, 15st 9. I texted that to Anthony today, Deontay Wilder, 15st 9. I shouldn’t really tell you the reply, but it was ‘I’ll eat him,’ and the size difference is huge. It’s two-and-a-half stone now between those two.”