What’s next for Tuscaloosa’s heavyweight boxing champion?

Deontay Wilder

Hearn: Wilder must be Joshua's next opponent

"I got on my feet and had my legs under me".

"This was a situation where he landed the big right hand before I did", Breazeale said.

That Wilder will again soon need a challenger, and Anthony Joshua is next week fighting Andy Ruiz in NY, means that demand is again growing for them to fight for all four world titles, but the rematch between Wilder and Fury is likely to take place first, and in 2020.

The former unified heavyweight champion appeared on ESPN on Monday to promote his upcoming fight against Schwarz - the first of his multi-fight deal with the American broadcaster - and revealed how close he was to rematching the brash-talking Wilder.

They were on pace to have a rematch, but then Fury walked away from the table to sign a co-promotional deal with ESPN and Top Rank.

Fans immediately called for the heavy-hitter to rematch Fury or face Joshua in an undisputed bout, but now it seems they could be made to wait. We had contracts, they had contracts, we were trying to agree terms.

"That would have been in May, I believe".

"That was to fight Dominic Breazeale, Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki".

Wilder has spoken of his desire to finally fight Joshua to unify the heavyweight division's multiple world titles.

"Wilder can't run forever".

"He has taken care of business, now AJ needs to do the same against Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on June 1".

"Fighters use that as an excuse, AKA Anthony Joshua".

Following stoppage losses to both Wilder and his rival Anthony Joshua, it will no doubt take quite a bit of work for "Trouble" to work his way back into the divisional title-picture. 'The fight has to happen.

'I believe if the fighters really want to fight each other they will'.

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