Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Wilder 'very interested' in Joshua fight, says Finkel

By Opta
Wilder vs Joshua could be on

Los Angeles, December 4: Shelly Finkel says Deontay Wilder is "very interested" in facing Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification fight after retaining his WBC belt courtesy of a contentious draw against Tyson Fury.

Wilder twice knocked down Fury but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges' controversial failure to separate the pair.

Fury and his team have consequently called for a rematch, yet Wilder appears to be again showing interest in facing Joshua.

The 29-year-old holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts and has a Wembley date booked for April against an as yet unnamed opponent, with lengthy public negotiations failing previously.

And Finkel, Wilder's co-manager, established that the American's camp would require talks to be more discreet this time.

"We're very interested in the fight (with Joshua)," Finkel told Sky Sports. "If he wants to be professional and keep it in a private discussion, I'm open to it.

"If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants."

Both Wilder (40-0-1) and Joshua (22-0) remain undefeated, the latter having beaten Alexander Povetkin in his last Wembley bout in September.

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 0:10 [IST]
    Other articles published on Dec 4, 2018
    POLLS
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more