Deontay Wilder has issued yet another challenge to Britain's Anthony J The WBC champion says his belt, nicknamed Sophia, is getting lonelyThe American wants to add Joshua's WBA and IBF titles to his collection Wilder revealed that negotiations are 'most definitely' underway
Deontay Wilder has continued in his attempts to persuade Britain's Anthony J to agree to a heavyweight super-fight.
Fresh off the back of a first-round demolition of Bermane Stiverne, WBC heavyweight champion Wilder is desperate to go toe-to-toe with WBA and IBF kingpin Joshua and expose him in front of millions.
Joshua has publicly stated he will call the shots should a potential title fight with Wilder go down, though the 32-year-old American remains keen to force the issue.
And Wilder has taken to social media once more to put further pressure on the undefeated 28-year-old, saying his belt, nicknamed 'Sophia', is getting 'lonely'. 'Sophia is getting lonely,' The Bronze Bomber wrote
'She needs some sister wives @anthony_joshua... don't wait, make the date MATE #BombZquad #THEHeavyweightChampionOfTheWorld #SophiaTheBelt #WilderJoshua #Undisputed.' Wilder confirmed on Monday that negotiations are 'most definitely' underway but that he and Joshua may both have a warm-up fight first. 'My people have met their people and they're actually gonna meet again as well, too. It's getting closer,' the American told TMZ. 'I think they're going to have a warm up fight due to the fact his performance was okay, and mine was outstanding. You can play around with it a lot of different ways. 'What I mean by play around with it, for instance, is this could be a two-fight deal. There could be one fight in America and one fight in the UK. We could have a fight where he has a warm up fight, and I have one as well. If they take that approach, we could fight on the same night.' 'I am willing to go anywhere and everywhere,' Wilder continued. 'To be honest, he's just occupying that slot until I get (to him). He's keeping that belt warm just like Stiverne kept Sophia warm. That's the name I chose to give her. Sophia needs a sister.' #wbc #wba #ibf #officaldelaruelive #delaruebuz #delaruesports