Wilder confident of facing Joshua or Molina

Deontay Wilder expects to eventually face the winner of next week’s heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina.

WBC heavyweight world champion Wilder is on the comeback trail after completing his rehabilitation from a fractured right hand and torn right bicep.

The 31-year-old wants to unite the division in 2017, with a bout against either Joshua or Molina, who meet in Manchester on December 10.

Wilder has already faced and beaten Molina in a 2015 bout between the pair, but wants to either tackle his fellow American again or face IBF heavyweight champion Joshua.

“I know firsthand just how tough Eric Molina is,” Wilder said.

“He’s coming to win because it’s a chance for him to win a world title, and he’ll definitely push Joshua.

“Whoever wins will have to see me eventually because it’s my goal to collect all the belts and become the undisputed heavyweight champion.”

Joshua will make the second defence of his title against Molina after successfully overcoming Dominic Breazeale in June.

 

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