Anthony Joshua meets Steph Curry of Golden State Warriors in San Francisco as wait for Deontay Wilder announcement continues

Anthony Joshua courtside for Golden State Warriors' loss to Houston Rockets After the match, the British boxer met Golden State's star man, Steph Curry Talks between Joshua and Deontay Wilder to fight are rumbling on

24 May 2018 - 08:38

As fans await confirmation of a fight with Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua arrived in the United States on Tuesday to meet a heavyweight from a different sport.

The British WBO, IBF and WBA title holder arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday with members of his entourage and headed to San Francisco, to meet Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

Curry and co were in action in a play-off game against the Houston Rockets, which they lost 95-92.

Joshua headed to California to see Golden State play Houston Rockets in San Francisco

Joshua headed to California to see Golden State play Houston Rockets in San Francisco


Joshua watches on as the Warriors were defeated 95-92 by the Rockets in the play-off match

Joshua watches on as the Warriors were defeated 95-92 by the Rockets in the play-off match


British boxing star Joshua chats with Curry following the play-off encounter in San Francisco

British boxing star Joshua chats with Curry following the play-off encounter in San Francisco

Alongside a photo posted on Instagram showing manager Freddie Cunningham, PR man Andy Bell and others boarding a private jet, Joshua commented 'work work work'.

Joshua also later shared a video of him greeting Curry courtside.

Promoter Eddie Hearn, who is not in Joshua's Instagram image, told the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday that a decision on the staging of the Wilder fight will be made in the next three weeks, although a UK showdown is preferred.

Wilder, who holds the WBC title, in April made the unusual move of emailing Joshua directly to insist his backers had the money - worth £35.9million - for a bout which could take place later this year.

However Hearn said his client was prepared to take a pay cut of more than £7million to fight in front of a home crowd.

'One thing is for absolute certain, AJ wants Wilder next,' Hearn told the Telegraph. 'We’ll see how the conversations go, but I’d say we’ve got another three weeks to go.'


Joshua met Curry as speculation over a money-spinning fight with Deontay Wilder rumbles on

Joshua met Curry as speculation over a money-spinning fight with Deontay Wilder rumbles on


Anthony Joshua shared an image of him on Instagram upon landing in America

Anthony Joshua shared an image of him on Instagram upon landing in America


Wilder (left) holds the WBC title and is widely tipped to be Joshua's next opponent 

Wilder (left) holds the WBC title and is widely tipped to be Joshua's next opponent

'He's made that clear. He also feels though, after talking to Rob McCracken, his trainer and manager, that this is a fight that should be delivered in the UK. One for the fans and two, he feels like he's earned that right.'

Hearn said talks were also ongoing over a mandatory WBA title fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin.

Should the Wilder fight not go ahead, a bout with Povetkin is 'almost certain', the promoter said.


Source: daily mail
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