A heavyweight mega-bout between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will most likely take place in 2018, according to the British fighter.

The two world champions will likely clash in the ring for heavyweight unification.After his victory over Kiwi Joseph Parker in Cardiff last month, Joshua now holds the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF belts, needing just the WBC title to have unified the heavyweight division – with only American fighter Deontay Wilder standing in his way.

“The fight’s going to happen, no doubt about it,” Joshua told Sky Sports UK.

“Potentially, 95 per cent this year.

“Put the finance aside, I want to look at the devil in the detail and build this fight to it’s full potential.

“The brilliant thing is that we’ve got a long time before we can finalise it, because it’s potentially going to happen at the end of the year.

“We’re working on it tirelessly right now, I’m really interested in that fight.”

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