REIGNING WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants to take on Anthony Joshua “right now”.
The two fighters must successfully defend their titles over the next two months before they can go head-to-head.
Watford bruiser Joshua, 28, will put his two belts on the line against Carlos Takam next week after Kubrat Pulev pulled out with an injury.
Wilder, 31, will be facing Bermane Stiverne, the man he beat to win the WBC strap in 2015, on November 4.
However, the American is growing impatient waiting for the highly anticipated unification fight with Anthony Joshua.
He said: “Everyone knows who I want. 2018 is going to be a huge year.
“A lot of questions are going to be asked and a lot of prayers are going to be answered.
“I know one day things will happen and I think it will be next year. The public are going to force and the people want it, the people want it now.
“It’s big right now, we don’t need any more hype for this. We’re heavyweights. Everyone around the world is talking about this.”
The American, who has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, believes that the fight should take place in America – which he insists will benefit Joshua.
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He said: “They don’t know Joshua here, but that is why they should have the fight here. If they have the fight here it is going to be crazy.
“They don’t really know him, but that is how you get introduced.
“It’s not going to happen, but just imagine if he beat me, that’s it! People want this fight, they’re hungry for it.
“I don’t think this fight needs talking about any longer.”
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