"Let's make the fight happen, I know I'm the best, are you up for the test?" Do you accept my challenge?.
Stiverne had been the only man to go the distance with Wilder, doing so in their first fight, and the one motivation for Wilder in the rematch was to knock him out. "The Bronze Bomber" insists he'd be willing to travel into enemy territory to make it happen, a statement supported by previous plans to fight Alexander Povetkin in Russian Federation before Povetkin was caught taking a banned substance.
Speaking after Wilder's win in NY against Stiverne, the usually quiet and behind the scenes Shelly Finkel opened up for a rare occasion on some of the behind the scenes tactics that English promoter Eddie Hearn uses to gets fight made. I know I'm the champion, I know I'm the best.
"Are you up for the test?", Wilder said in his post-bout interview, referring to Nigerian-born British World Boxing Assosiation and International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Joshua. The world want Joshua, the world want Wilder.
"If he don't give me that fight we've got other plans". "Make a date, don't wait", Wilder said.
Wilder knocked late stand-in challenger Stiverne to the canvas early on in the first round, before flooring him again and securing a win with a stream of punches. Joshua, come and see me baby. Kings chase kings. I want Joshua.
Ortiz could be almost 40 by the time he contests titles again while England's Tyson Fury is five or six stones overweight and a long way from title contention, despite all his regular promises on social media of winning back the titles in 2018. "If you go to Vegas if they want this fight, they can put up more money then anywhere". They trying to give me the peasant without the king on the contract.
He continued: "A king don't chase the peasants".
Wilder had lost out on the opportunity for two marquee fights because his opponents - first Alexander Povetkin past year and then Luis "King Kong" Ortiz last month - failed drug tests.
Wilder may lack a name on his record like Wladimir Klitschko, who Joshua stopped in the 11th round in April. I know I'm the champion.