DEONTAY WILDER said a fight with Anthony Joshua was the biggest in the world… ahead of a union between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
AJ and Wilder have historically been unable to agree terms for the inaugural four-belt heavyweight unification bout.
Now Fury and Usyk will benefit from this piece of history with an undisputed title decider in talks for next year.
But Wilder insisted no heavyweight fight could top what he and Joshua could bring when they finally settle their scores.
He said at the Breakfast Club: “Actually, me and Anthony Joshua is still the biggest fight in the world.
“That’s it. Even bigger than Fury and Usyk. Everywhere I go they still ask for it, they want to see that fight.”
Wilder, 36, takes on ex-sparring partner Robert Helenius, 38, in New York this weekend.
It will be his first fight since losing to Fury, 34, in their epic trilogy fight in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King will now return himself on December 3, continuing talks with Derek Chisora, 38, whom he beat in 2011 and 2014.
It came after he failed to negotiate a Battle of Britain with Joshua, 32, who is suffering back-to-back defeats to Usyk, 35.
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The Ukrainian is currently out until next year after returning to his war-torn homeland for the first time after a break from training.
After Fury and AJ held talks to fight, Usyk turned his attention to Wilder and opened the door to face the American.
So the Bronze Bomber is still hoping that the united champion is true to his word.
Wilder told the press: “A lot of people have told me they want to fight, but when the time came, they went a different route.
“I inquired about Oleksandr Usyk and was told that he is true to his word. If I’m victorious, we’ll see what happens.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6441072/deontay-wilder-anthony-joshua-fight-tyson-fury-oleksandr-usyk/ Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua fight is ‘biggest in the world’ ahead of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk