Deontay Wilder 'declares war' on Joshua after one-round destruction of Stiverne

And Wilder must defend his WBC crown against Bermane Stiverne before fighting anyone else

And Wilder must defend his WBC crown against Bermane Stiverne before fighting anyone else

Wilder (39-0, 38 KO's) knocked Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) to the ground three times before referee Arthur Mercante halted the bout at 2:59 of the opening round.

ANTHONY JOSHUA was sent a sickening warning of Deontay Wilder's brutal power after he destroyed former WBC world champion Bermane Stiverne in one round.

"I've been waiting on that fight for a long time now".

After knocking his opponent out in a brutal first round at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, the USA boxer called out to his British rival: "I declare war on you". "Do you accept my challenge, or are you still gonna squat as you piss?"

"I have been waiting a long time, I know I am the best".

"I know I'm the best, I just want the chance to prove it. Are you up for the test?"

"A king doesn't chase the peasants". A king takes kings.

"I personally would love to see him fight Anthony Joshua, just because I'm a massive Joshua fan and he wants those big fights, he wants to unify", he explained.

Whether the Matchroom boss has a change of heart following Wilder's explosive win remains to be seen but there are many in the sport who would rather see Joshua share the ring with Wilder than with United Kingdom rival Tyson Fury - as proposed now. "No more dodging, no more dodging, no more excuses ... make the date, don't wait".

The English IBF and WBA king laboured to a controversial 10 round win over Carlos Takam in Cardiff last weekend and happily discussed unifying the heavyweight division with Wilder's belt in 2018.

"Are you up for the test?", Wilder said in his post-bout interview, referring to Nigerian-born British World Boxing Assosiation and International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Joshua.

"Stop with this Dillian Whyte s--", DiBella said ESPN.

Wilder told them to get the ambulance ready for his opponent on Saturday night (Sunday AEDT) and the heavyweight champion made good on his promise with a stunning TKO victory at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "I think the public are going to relish the thoughts of making this fight happen". Let's see who is the best.

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