Wilder is on my radar – Joshua

Anthony Joshua admits Deontay Wilder is "on his radar" as the Brit looks to "build an American audience".

The IBF champion is firstly focused on another unification bout as he prepares to take on Wladimir Klitschko, the second-longest reigning heavyweight title-holder of all time, live on Sky Sports Box Office at a sold-out Wembley stadium on April 29.

Joshua has described the bout with Klitschko as a "defining fight" in his career, but also declares his desire to soon compete and build himself stateside against the likes of WBC titlist Wilder.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, he said: "Fingers crossed that I beat Klitschko, then we can look down the line to competing in America against the likes of Wilder.

"He's been bubbling nicely stateside. He's on my radar and adds to an exciting mix. I've been watching him for a long time and he is very talented, an Olympian who came into the game late but managed to stamp his authority on the sport.

"The United States is the mecca of boxing and we are trying to build an American audience, a bit like [Ricky] Hatton, [Lennox] Lewis and [Naseem] Hamed managed to do.

"You've got the UK market and then the other territory is America. I am going there soon to promote and build the Klitschko fight and see the interest.

"I want it all, I want the attention and live for the glory nights. We are building stuff all the time so we won't be denied when agreeing these big fights."

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