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AMERICAN boxer, Deontay  Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) is chomping at the bit to get a fight against Anthony Joshua after he defends his WBC title against Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) on May 18.

Wilder is in the process of signing a three-fight deal with Showtime Boxing that is expected to pay him more than the $120 million three-fight offer given to him recently by DAZN.

Wilder is still willing to try and do the hard work of negotiating the fight with Joshua, but he wonders whether the British heavyweight and his promoter, Eddie Hearn truly wants the fight. It made big news last year when Joshua reportedly turned down a huge $50 million offer to fight Wilder. At the time, that seemed surprising that Joshua would turn down that kind of money, but the fight has gotten bigger and it bring both fighters more than $50 million each, as long as the purse split is a fair one down the middle.

“Oh man, I can’t wait for him either,” Wilder said to skysports.com about him wanting to fight Joshua if possible. “I feel the same way about him (that I do Breazeale). Four months of negotiations and they knew they didn’t want the fight. Stop. What more do I have to do for people?”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he wants to make the fight with Wilder in November or December. As long as Hearn is serious and willing to agree to Wilder’s asking price, it shouldn’t be a problem to make the Joshua-Wilder fight for later this year.

Wilder is fed up with trying to get a fight with Joshua and his promoters at Matchroom Boxing, who he feels have been giving him the runaround for ages now, and aren’t serious about wanting to make the fight with him. Wilder wants to fight Joshua in a unification fight, but he’s been hitting his head against a brick wall in trying to make the fight happen.

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) will be defending his IBF/WBA/WBO titles on June 1 against unbeaten American, Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Wilder says about himself that he’s “the man, the myth and the legend.”

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