Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder set for 2018 says Eddie Hearn

  • Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder set for 2018 says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder set for 2018 says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua has called out heavyweight rivals Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in a stunning outburst on Twitter.

The tweets also implied Joshua, who is known as a "nice guy" of boxing, was taking offence after he was seemingly accused of showing the "real Anthony Joshua".

Anthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of 2018, Eddie Hearn has said.

Yet his potential challengers, encouraged by how Joshua made hard work in disposing of tough late replacement Carlos Takam in his last defence, are now ramping up the noise as they jostle for position to face the 28-year-old.

Parker and Wilder both claim that Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) has been dodging them, but the IBF and WBA champion states that he has not received any offers from the pair.

Wilder destroys Stiverne in NY.

"Fingers crossed the next couple of weeks play out well, we have a good Christmas, and hopefully a nice present for fight fans in 2018".

"First of all congratulations Bomb Squad, second of all please don't fight AJ, you're going to take my 50million dollars just like you done Stiverne", he said.

"My message was Joe would fight Joshua next and Hearn's message was that Joshua would fight Parker next". I declare war upon you. "Are you up for the challenge?"

"I'm serious about becoming undisputed heavyweight champion of the world", he told the Press Association.

"I've had to take it on, in my time off, to make plans to travel to America and discuss negotiations so I can become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world". I've actually been there on a tour, never to watch a game, but when I was younger I went there on a tour to look at the grounds.

Parker's promoter, David Higgins, says he has been talking to the Joshua and Wilder camps but believes a fight between Joshua and Parker could happen first - in March or April in the United Kingdom.

"I saw his comments about Vegas can generate more in a gate". I don't think so.

The 29-year old is now waiting for a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping for a suspended drugs ban, a period which has seen Fury gain weight through inactivity. I have been waiting a long time, I know I am the best.

The saying goes "killing two birds with one stone", but Joshua made a decision to take on the trio with three tweets in the space of an hour.