Wilder confirms title defence against Breazeale

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Joshua is signed to Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing and fights exclusively on DAZN. If Wilder stays at Showtime, there is a chance of a simulcast rematch with Fury, now signed with ESPN in the USA.

That's three lions worlds apart. I will bring pressure.

"I'm betting on myself and you can't go wrong with yourself".

Unbeaten heavyweight champion Wilder will face Breazeale on May 18 at New York's Barclays Center after being ordered to make the defence by the WBC earlier this month.

"Everybody wants to see the big fight but there are certain things we need to do - [Breazeale] is the mandatory".

Deontay Wilder has alluded to wanting to fight either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next after confirming his next bout will be against Dominic Breazeale. That isn't going to fly with "The Bronze Bomber".

Told that Joshua was eager to take him on, Wilder said: "Oh man, I can't wait for him either". They've come with me through my career. I've been giving ya'll what ya'll want.

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One deal, the sources said, was for three fights worth $100 million. Every man I've faced has landed on the canvas.

That being said, there's still daylight in trying to make a Joshua-Wilder fight happen sooner than later, according to Shelly Finkel, Wilder's manager and advisor. So, he has that flexibility. "I am the man in the heavyweight division". But Wilder has remained tied to Showtime and spurned the opportunity to join streaming service DAZN, which now has Joshua.

"Because fighters, I understand, they have choices. We've been talking different languages".

The two rivals looked as good as locked in for a rematch and both men were saying all the right things in regards to their pursuit of Anthony Joshua, who now holds three of the four versions of the world title.

Back in February 2017, both Wilder and Breazeale shared a card in Birmingham, Ala. Wilder claims his younger brother, also a boxer, Marsellos, dropped Breazeale during the incident, which he says could've gone a lot worse for the Eastvale, Calif., product.

That latter part is true.

Anthony Joshua vs Jarrell Miller and now Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale. Neither of them actually want to fight Joshua.

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