Deontay Wilder prepared to make sacrifices for Anthony Joshua fight

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Joshua and Wilder
Joshua and Wilder

Deontay Wilder will sacrifice immediate rewards in order to make a heavyweight unification fight against Anthony Joshua.

Despite Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, sending a contract to the Wilder camp, a fight at Wembley in September seems highly unlikely with a deal still to be agreed.

However, talks are ongoing with Wilder questioning Joshua's appetite to make the fight happen.

He told Behind The Gloves: "I'm a true champion. If it takes me sacrificing a small reward for a greater reward in the future - then let's do it. I did the same thing with Luis Ortiz.

"I came out on top. That's the best thing I could have done in my career. The wave is crazy now for me.

"It's going to be the same thing with this Joshua. He doesn't know that.

"We are both building our legacy, the story is going to be told. The more they run, the more they look terrified of me, the more they keep dodging me - this is going to be written in the books.

"Every opportunity that I have had was always small. I always had to make an opportunity inside of the opportunity, just like I am doing now."

Should the fight be made, Sky Bet are betting 4/9 Joshua with Wilder available at 15/8.

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