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Wilder more than ready to fight Joshua in Saudi Arabia claims his manager

Deontay Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel claims that his fighter is open to travelling abroad in 2023 to take on fellow former world champion Anthony Joshua.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealed that Wilder and WBC world champion Tyson Fury were the two probable opponents for Joshua's upcoming fight, which might take place in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua competed earlier this month, defeating Jermaine Franklin in a twelve-round unanimous decision. The victory ended Oleksandr Usyk's two-fight losing streak to him.

In his last outing in October, Wilder defeated Robert Helenius in a single round. Wilder's two-fight losing run versus Fury was broken by the triumph.

Joshua was supposed to fight again this summer, but the British athlete announced on social media that his next match wouldn't happen until December.

Finkel said that Wilder has no problem taking on Joshua in Saudi Arabia for their next bout.

"Deontay has wanted to fight Joshua for a long time and of course is willing to fight him in Saudi Arabia," Finkel told Sky Sports.Wilder's trainer, former heavyweight Malik Scott, predicts that the deadly puncher will defeat Joshua in three rounds.

Andy Ruiz and Wilder were scheduled to compete in the final WBC eliminator. These discussions are now in a standstill.

Joshua's rematch with domestic rival Dillian Whyte was scheduled to be his next opponent. When they fought in 2015, Joshua prevailed in seven rounds via knockout. Joshua's management are progressively bringing up Fury and Wilder but Whyte is still considered as the favourite for the next fight.

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