Dominic Breazeale

Deontay Wilder pushing to 'smoke out' Anthony Joshua for a fight as talks start this week

Deontay Wilder just reduced a former heavyweight champion to an embarrassed first-round knockout victim, allowing Wilder to join fellow champion Anthony Joshua in saying they’ve each knocked out every man they’ve fought.

By Wilder’s thinking, there’s no better time than now to begin discussions for an early 2018 showdown with England’s Joshua, and with talks scheduled to open this week, Wilder wants it known to all he’s not interested in a delay to further build up the meeting.

“I did not only what I needed to do, but what I said I would do,” Alabama’s Wilder (39-0, 38 knockouts) told the Los Angeles Times of

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