Joshua added the WBO title to his WBA, IBF and IBO belts by beating Joseph Parker on points in Cardiff on Saturday night. Also, styles make fights and although Wilder can't do all that Parker can, he has weapons like power, reach and awkwardness that could be a stumbling block for Joshua.
The only way to do that is to fight World Boxing Champ Deontay Wilder. "Deontay accepts the challenge".
'Anthony, I am so glad we finally heard from you on Saturday and that you want to fight me as your next opponent and you want the fight to happen in the UK.
'Deontay is ready to sign and come to the United Kingdom to fight this summer.
Anthony Joshua needs just one more belt to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Deontay Wilder has agreed to fight Anthony Joshua this summer.
"Thanks, Anthony. I can't wait to meet you in the ring". "I'd love to maybe go to America with Eddie and Rob and look at the landscape and see how serious they are, and deal with this behind closed doors".
They questioned the Italian's suitability for taking charge of such a big fight given what they said was his poor grasp of English.
Parker's promoter David Higgins said there was plenty more to come from his man.
They are in agreement that Joshua and Wilder are the two best heavyweights in the world and the victor of their fight will be bigger than any alphabet title.
Wilder knocked out top contender Luis "King Kong" Ortiz in the 10th round to retain his title for the seventh time on March 3 in NY and is free and clear of any mandatory defense.
Perhaps the biggest threat lies outside the heavyweight division in Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs), the Ukrainian who holds two cruiserweight world titles and faces Murat Gassiev for the other two on May 11. What he did instead was fire multiple jabs at Joshua when he inched forward, not so much to hit him but more with the intent of impeding his aggression and keeping him at range.