Wilder vs Stiverne II: Deontay Wilder declares war on Anthony Joshua
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 05/11/17 11:25am
Deontay Wilder has "declared war" on Anthony Joshua and challenged the Brit to meet him in the ring.
Wilder emphatically stopped Bermane Stiverne inside three minutes of their world title rematch on Sunday morning as he made the sixth successive defence of his WBC belt at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
I've been waiting on the fight for a long time, listen 'AJ', I declare war on you. Do you accept my challenge?
Having destructively fulfilled his mandatory obligations against the Haitian, attention quickly turned to what would be next for the unbeaten American and Wilder sent out a chilling message to heavyweight rival Joshua, the IBF and WBA 'Super' world champion.
Speaking after his stunning knockout victory, 'The Bronze Bomber' said: "I've been waiting on the fight for a long time, listen 'AJ', I declare war on you. Do you accept my challenge?
"I've been waiting for a long time. I know I'm the champion, I know I'm the best, are you up for the test?
"They are trying to give me a peasant in [Dillian] Whyte but I want the king Joshua.
"A king doesn't chase a peasant, I don't chase peasants, I want Joshua. If Joshua doesn't give me that fight then we have other routes.
"The world wants the Joshua fight, come and see me baby, no more hiding, ducking, dodging, no more excuses, I know I'm the best.
"Let's make the fight happen, I know I'm the best, are you up for the test?
"I will go anywhere in the world. I was going to go to Russia [to face Alexander Povetkin], I will go to England as well."