Wilder calls out Joshua after savage TKO win

Monday, 06 Nov, 2017

Deontay Wilder has called out Anthony Joshua after his crushing first-round victory over a passive and disappointing Bermane Stiverne in NY today, a performance which looked spectacular but which won't unduly worry Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker.

Wilder was so upset over the change of opponent that at the final prefight news conference on Thursday promised a knockout in graphic terms, saying, "The ambulance better be ready".

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But with the clock ticking, the 32-year-old left no doubts as a four-punch combination separated Stiverne from his senses and the referee called a halt to the fight at the 2:59 mark in the first round.

"Everybody wants to fight Anthony Joshua and you will see him fight everybody".

It didn't take long for Wilder to impose his will.

"My belt says heavyweight champion of the world, the difference is they want to stay in their safe heaven".

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Rock-bottom Palace created by far the better chances, but found surprise Spurs debutant Paulo Gazzaniga in inspired form. Palace looked the more likely to break the deadlock at the start of the second half and should have taken the lead.

Speaking after the knockout victory, Wilder said: "I had so much frustration, my career has been insane, I just want to prove that I am the best, I know it, I just want to prove it".

Speaking after Wilder's win in NY against Stiverne, the usually quiet and behind the scenes Shelly Finkel opened up for a rare occasion on some of the behind the scenes tactics that English promoter Eddie Hearn uses to gets fight made.

"I've been waiting for a long time baby". No more hiding, no more ducking, no more dodging, no more excuses.

"They have a great thing going over there but they have to come to fight me". Deontay Wilder is Anthony Joshua's worst nightmare.

It appears to be something of a toss-up between Wilder and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in regards to the next opponent for Anthony Joshua, who remains the money fight in the division. "Make a date, don't wait", Wilder said. I'm saying it because two unbeaten heavyweights, one unified champion, one lineal champion, both over six foot six tall, both over 18 stone.

He continued: "A king don't chase the peasants".