Deontay Wilder is willing to fight Dillian Whyte but only as part of a package that includes a unification clash with Anthony Joshua.
WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, who is preparing to defend his belt against Bermane Stiverne on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Action from 1am, has “declared war” on Joshua and says he could knock out Whyte easily.
Whyte won the WBC ‘silver’ belt in Cardiff after a unanimous points victory over Robert Helenius and Eddie Hearn believes a February fight at London’s O2 between the 29-year-old and Wilder would be an “easy” fight to make.
Anthony Joshua retained his WBA 'super' and IBF heavyweight titles after stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round
However, Wilder wants a guarantee that victory over Whyte will secure a unification bout with WBA ‘super’ and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua.
“You want Whyte and I want Joshua,” said Wilder. “Put them in a package and let me fight.
“I will knock out Whyte easy. I could do it with one hand tied behind my back.
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“Kings don’t chase other kings. I got a kingdom and I brought all my king’s men and all the king’s horses and now I’m knocking on your kingdom doors.
“I declare war. I am declaring war upon AJ. I will not chase him. We are going to lure you in, you can only run for so long and so far.”