KARACHI: Deontay Wilder, who will return to action on Saturday, feels that a matchup with Anthony Joshua remains “the number one fight in the world.”
Wilder returns to the ring in New York against Robert Helenius after an absence of a year.
The heavyweight’s ultimate objective is to win the title once more, but Wilder also has big ambitions for a matchup with Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
“I would love to do that fight in Africa,” Wilder told BBC Sport.
“It’s still the number one fight in the world for everyone. Everywhere I go, people always talk about me versus Joshua.”
Africa has had a number of legendary heavyweight bouts, including Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974.
“We both have roots from there. I think it would be an amazing place to have it, to go back home. To go back to the motherland. A continent full of our people. I can just see that being an amazing fight, win, lose or draw,” he added.