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Deontay Wilder’s Excitement Over Anthony Joshua’s Knockout Revealed

FaceTime Celebration

Deontay Wilder wasted no time in reaching out to his coach, Malik Scott, following Anthony Joshua's brutal knockout of Robert Helenius. The FaceTime call came just moments after Joshua delivered a hellacious right hand in the seventh round, leaving Helenius unconscious and in need of oxygen.

Super-Fight on the Horizon

This knockout has set the stage for a highly anticipated super-fight between Wilder and Joshua in Saudi Arabia, potentially scheduled for January. With Scott present at the O2 arena to witness his fighter Gerald Washington's defeat to Derek Chisora, Wilder didn't waste a moment expressing his relief over Joshua's knockout.

Coach's Perspective

Sharing details of the conversation, Scott revealed, "He was like, 'We needed that.' We both said the same thing because at first, it was looking like it was getting ready to go the distance, so when the knockout came I called him on FaceTime and he was like, 'I'm glad he got that, we needed it done just like that.'"

Scott also commended Joshua's performance, stating, "So we're both satisfied, the fight is bigger to me than it was because of the knockout, so shoutout to AJ for going out there and getting the job done."

Respect for Helenius

Scott acknowledged the courage and resilience of Helenius, who had previously fought Wilder in October. He said, "It took a lot of courage to get in that ring with real killers, especially on short notice. He just fought Deontay last October, had one fight back, and now he was right back in there fighting Anthony Joshua."

Saudi Arabia's Interest

Representatives from Saudi Arabia were in attendance to witness Joshua's victory and their focus has now shifted to Wilder. The boxing world waits eagerly to see if this super-fight will come to fruition.

Wilder's Preparation

Scott assured fans that Wilder is ready for the challenge and may even fit in another fight before the potential January showdown with Joshua. He revealed, "He'll be more than ready for a January showdown. Last time I checked with Deontay we were looking for something for October, hopefully we can lock in an opponent and from there we'll go and knock out AJ in January."

Scott also mentioned that Andy Ruiz is not interested in fighting Wilder, so they are actively seeking an opponent who is willing to take the risk and, unfortunately, potentially face a knockout.