Deontay Wilder wants to fight Anthony Joshua and ‘clean division out’

Deontay Wilder has warned Anthony Joshua he wants to ‘clean the division out’ and would love to fight the British world champion.

The Bronze Bomber has been out of the ring since he was beaten by Tyson Fury in their highly anticipated rematch in California last February.

Wilder has since parted ways with trainer Mark Breland, but not before an ugly exchange of words with the man that threw in the towel during his solitary defeat.

But with his eyes now set on a return to action he has claimed he is ready to take on all comers, including the IBF, WBA and WBO champ.

"I'd love to fight guys I haven't fought, you know, the ones at the top who I haven't fought,” Wilder said on an Instagram Live with Marcus Watson.

"That's what I want and I know that's kinda lame a little bit, to not name a name. But anyone I haven't faced at the top, that's you."

Asked about Joshua directly, Wilder added: "Yeah. Any fighter that's at the top that people haven't seen me fight and people strongly want to see me fight, that's who I want to fight.

"I can sit here and name names all day, that's the easy part.

"I'm just going to go to the top and once you go to the top and it's someone I ain't fought, that's who I want to fight.

"I want to clean the division out, period."

Wilder will need to wait in line for a crack at the 31-year-old however, with promoter Eddie Hearn claiming he is on the verge of a unification bout with Fury.

Fury, who holds the WBC version of the heavyweight belt, and Joshua have been on a collision course for a number of years and look set to finally confirm the dream fight at some point this year.

"Contracts have been backwards and forwards. Only minor details to be resolved on both ends. We're in a good place," Hearn told Sky Sports.

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  • "AJ was in the office yesterday with us. We had a good meeting to finalise our side of stuff.

    "We're on the verge now of getting this fight done.

    "We want to make sure the ink is dry, and then we'll go out and finalise the site details.

    "I'm going to keep quiet for now, which probably won't last for too long, but in the meantime working hard to finalise what is the absolute biggest fight in boxing."

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