Deontay Wilder All But Eviscerates Bermane Stiverne, Calls Out AJ

  • Deontay Wilder All But Eviscerates Bermane Stiverne, Calls Out AJ

Deontay Wilder All But Eviscerates Bermane Stiverne, Calls Out AJ

Deontay Wilder now has 39 wins and 38 knockouts.

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title and unbeaten record after an incredible first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne in New York Saturday.

Wilder remained on course for a high-profile bout with the undefeated Briton by beating Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout in NY overnight.

After a minute where neither fighter did much, Wilder thumped his chest, pressed forward and cut loose a right hand that sent Stiverne to the canvas.

The 32-year-old Wilder delivered an explosive performance as he floored Stiverne two times in the opening round before finishing him off with a punishing right-left to the head, as the defenceless Canadian was pinned against the ropes.

"So much frustration, it just seemed like my career, it's been insane ... so many guys using PEDs", Wilder said. It seems that Wilder is now on a collision course with Anthony Joshua.

Asked by Showtime Sports about fighting IBF and WBA champion Joshua, 28, he said: "I've been waiting on that fight for a long time now".

Afterwards, Wilder was vocal on the subject, capitalising on the swift ferocity by which he dispatched a former world champion to "declare war" on Anthony Joshua.

Wilder, who has been denied two high-quality opponents in the last 18 months with Alexander Povetkin pulling out last summer after a failed drugs test, was clearly frustrated afterwards and told Anthony Joshua in no uncertain terms that unification is the next thing on his mind. "Do you accept my challenge, or are you still gonna squat as you piss?"

He continued: "A king don't chase the peasants. I think it's a great fight, a tough fight, but one that Joshua can win". "A king takes kings", Wilder said. "No more dodging, no more dodging, no more excuses ... make the date, don't wait". Joshua, come and see me baby.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to secure the Whyte deal, although openly stated during fight week that the Wilder clash is not big enough for the three-belt king yet.