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Deontay Wilder insists he will move down to cruiserweight once the WBC champion defeats Anthony Joshua to unify the heavyweight division.

Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) believes a fight against the British world champion will come later this year, with the date depending on whether the fight happens in the United States or the United Kingdom and the American insists victory would see him move from the heavyweight division to cruiserweight.

“I’ve been thinking about once I unify the heavyweight division, moving down to the cruiserweight division and taking over that division,” Wilder said on social media.

“I mean there has never been a heavyweight champion ever go down in weight. I mean just for the fun of it. Just take over the cruiserweight division while maintaining the heavyweight division.”

His comments come after Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn insisted Wilder had until the end of the week to make a decision on whether he wanted to fight Joshua.

While doubt still remains over whether a unification fight between Wilder and Joshua will happen, there is also the possibility of Wilder facing Tyson Fury who returns to the ring June 9.

Fury insisted that he could not sleep knowing that people think Joshua and Wilder are better than him opening up the possibility of him facing either heavyweight champions.



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