“I’m a traveling fighter, I’m a traveling warrior, I’m a traveling king”: Wilder

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) has no problem with traveling over to the UK for a unification with IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

But he wonders why Joshua has never traveled for any of his fights.

Wilder is gearing up for a world title defense against Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz, on March 3rd from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Joshua is heading in the direction of a world title unification against WBO world champion Joseph Parker on March 31, likely in Cardiff, Wales.

If Wilder and Joshua come through in their upcoming bouts, the WBC champion is willing to heading over to the UK to make their five belt unification.

But he has doubts that Joshua would be willing to do the same – with the two of them colliding in Las Vegas for example.

Wilder has fought twice in Mexico, once in Puerto Rico and also saw action in Sheffield. He was set to face Alexander Povetkin in Russia in 2016, but the fight was canceled when the Russian fighter failed a pre-fight drug test.

"If we have to go to England then so be it. I'm not worried about traveling. I've traveled many times in the career, especially as a professional. I'm not worried about traveling, but is he worried about traveling? He's never traveled and he doesn't plan on traveling," Wilder told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.

"Like I tell people, my title says 'heavyweight champion of the world.' I'm a traveling fighter, I'm a traveling warrior, I'm a traveling king. I don't have to sit inside my kingdom all the time, I can go outside my kingdom and go visit someone and take over their kingdom – that's why I said I declare war."

Wilder recently called for a 50-50 revenue split to fight Joshua – which is not likely to happen.

But he doesn't expect to have a big issue in getting a Joshua deal done.

"I don't think the business side will be that difficult, I really don't…. especially after I beat Luis Ortiz and knock him out and [Joshua] do what he's going to do. I don't think its going to be that hard, because people are going to demand it. The people don't want to hear about all of this other stuff. They don't want to hear about splits. They don't want to hear about where it's going to be. They just want to see where its going to be so they can be there. So many people are excited about it," Wilder said.

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