Deontay Wilder working to secure a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua

Former WBC world heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder has revealed that negotiations are still ongoing between himself and Anthony Joshua.

A bout between former unified world heavyweight champion Joshua and Wilder has long been speculated and confirmed. Negotiations have been ongoing over the summer period between parties of the fighters and the proposed primary promoter of the event, Skill Challenge Entertainment of Saudi Arabia.

Representatives of Skill Challenge Entertainment were present earlier this month in London to continue negotiations with Joshua and Eddie Hearn following Joshua’s knockout victory over Robert Helenius.

The proposed fight, if and when all parties agree on terms, would be held in Saudi Arabia and would take place in early January of 2024.

However, Deontay Wilder, in footage captured by Ellie Seckbach of ESNews, confirmed that both parties (him and Joshua) are working on a two-fight deal between themselves, with one contest firstly taking place in Saudi Arabia along with a second fight to take place on the continent of Africa.

Wilder, when interviewed, gave an update on his negotiations with Joshua.

“I want to let everybody know about the Joshua situation. It is serious, and that is real (negotiations), and that is the one that is next.

“We are looking forward to that. I’m going to be getting into camp for that real soon.

“I will be promoting that (the fight with Joshua) in the next few months or so and finally get that showdown on, once and for all.

“I think it’s going to be a great, great fight between me and him. I’m actually working on a two-fight deal with me and Joshua. One fight in Saudi Arabia and the other one, (we) will be going back to the motherland, Africa.”