Joshua and Wilder were locked in talks for battle at the end of 2018, although a two-fight deal at Wembley Stadium for the Briton put an end to any hopes fans had of a meeting this year. After easing past New Zealander Joseph Parker in Cardiff back in March, American Deontay Wilder seemed like the next logical option for AJ as he continues to beat all that are put in front of him.
Speaking on his social media account, Joshua said he’s ‘still waiting for a signature’ from Wilder for what could be the first of their fight double on the second National Stadium date of April 13.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) July 9, 2018Advertisement
Though it remains to be seen whether Joshua will look to fight Povetkin before or after his possible showdown with Wilder, his seemingly inevitable clash with the American surely can’t be too far away, even if it seems it right now. American Wilder is now weighing up his options and will reveal his next move in the next few weeks.