Bronze Bomber Deontay Wilder is increasingly confident a world title unification showdown with Anthony Joshua will happen in the States in 2018.
The current WBC heavyweight champion will make the 6th defence of his title in a rematch next weekend against Bermane Stiverne in New York on November 4.
This weekend Joshua puts his WBA ‘super’ and IBF belts on the line against Frenchman Carlos Takam in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
After that should both champions come through in winning style Wilder is setting his sites on a American British clash with Joshua in the New Year.
Speaking to ThaBoxingVoice Wilder has been quoted as saying : “Everyone knows who I want. 2018 is going to be a huge year. A lot of questions are going to be asked and a lot of prayers are going to be answered.
“I know one day things will happen and I think it will be next year. The public are going to force it and the people want it, the people want it now.
“It’s big right now, we don’t need any more hype for this. We’re heavyweights, everyone around the world is talking about this.”
Wilder is determined to make Joshua make the trip across the pond so the pair can square up stateside as he believes its in Joshua’s best interests and his only real chance to showcase himself across the Atlantic in a real super fight.
“They don’t know Joshua here, but that is why they should have the fight here. If they have the fight here it is going to be crazy.
“They don’t really know him but that is how you get introduced. It’s not going to happen, but just imagine if he beat me, that’s it!
“People want this fight, they’re hungry for it. I don’t think this fight needs talking about any longer.”