Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title following a split decision draw with Tyson Fury in Los Angeles at the weekend, and the American's team will now discuss options for his next fight, including a battle with Joshua for the right to become the division's undisputed champion.
According to Sky Sports, Joshua's promoter Hearn has said that Wilder is the first choice to fight AJ for the unified champion's next scheduled title defence at Wembley Stadium on April 13 - saying "let's see what happens".
Wilder twice knocked down Fury, but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges' controversial failure to separate the pair. From where he's come from, I just really enjoy it.
The SHOWTIME presentation of the Wilder vs. Fury, a bout that has been hailed as the greatest night for boxing in the U.S.in recent memory, by Yahoo! They've said they do.
"I've worked with Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno - all of those".
"I'll give you a fair one when your [sic] ready!"
"They said it was going to be a boring fight".
Well Joshua isn't one to back down from a challenge and took to Twitter and called out both Wilder and Fury.
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Wilder faced the two toughest opponents of his career this year including a spectacular knockout win over Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz in a Fight of the Year candidate in March. Should Wilder fill the void, he is given a 2/1 chance with William Hill, making him the underdog against 4/11 favourite Joshua.
"I don't know what fight those judges were watching", Fury told a news conference.
Other than Wladimir Klitschko, Whyte has arguably given Joshua his toughest test in the pro game, and he's a 10/3 shot to beat Joshua next year.