ANTHONY JOSHUA is confident a fight with Deontay Wilder will happen and says there’s a huge chance it will be in 2018.
There has been a lot of speculation over a fight between the two heavyweights which would decide the undisputed champion of the world.
But a deal is yet to be agreed with offers reported to be going back-and-forth between both camps.
Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to add the WBO strap to his IBF, WBA and IBO titles in March while Wilder holds the WBC belt.
Wilder offered Joshua $50million for a fight, though there has been no confirmation of a deal.
“You can’t just offer me a buyout fee though. I’m not here to sell my belts and let you take control of the whole fight.
“I want to build this fight to the full potential. I want it in the UK, they want it in America. It’s little things like that we need to sort.
“We’ve got a long time to finalise things though. Potentially it will be the end of the year but I’m really interested.”
And when Sky Sports presenter Anna Woolhouse said “Fingers crossed it does happen”, Joshua was quick to respond with: “It will”.