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Deontay Wilder told only fight left to take is against Anthony Joshua with all other opponents ‘irrelevant’

DEONTAY WILDER has been told the only fight left for him to take is against Anthony Joshua – with everyone else “irrelevant”.

The former WBC champion, 36, is still considering his future after consecutive losses to Tyson Fury, 33.

Deontay Wilder has been told the only fight left for him to take is against Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is set to rematch Oleksandr Usyk next

But Bermane Stiverne – twice beaten by Wilder himself – urged his former opponent to hang around for AJ.

And he believes even if Joshua, 32, loses his rematch to Oleksandr Usyk, 35, a fight with Wilder still remains on the cards.

Stiverne, 43, told Planet Sport: “I think the only fight that’s left for him to do money wise would be Joshua.

“Other than that, I don’t think there’s any other fight that would be relevant for him.


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“Also that depends on how Joshua comes back, if he comes back and beats Usyk then it’s worth it, if not then it’s not worth it.

“I take that back, it would be worth it cause both men are coming from a loss so it would be worth it to watch it.

“Other than that I don’t see anyone. In my book, Wilder doesn’t have anything to prove to anybody.

“Ever since he got the title from me, he did a great job holding onto the belt for five or six years and today is Tyson Fury’s turn.”


Wilder won the belt against Stiverne in 2015 on points and went on to make 10 successful defences, including a rematch KO against the Canadian.

But he lost the title to Fury in 2020 after drawing in 2018, before then suffering defeat in the trilogy bout last year.

Wilder has not confirmed whether he will retire or return, meanwhile Fury has announced he will hang up his gloves.

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That came after knocking out Dillian Whyte, 34, in April and ending hopes of an undisputed title decider.

But both AJ and Usyk – set to rematch in July – are confident they can lure Fury out of retirement with a unification super-fight.

Deontay Wilder knocked out Bermane Stiverne in their rematch




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