DEONTAY WILDER says the battle he actually needs is a heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua.
However first the WBC champion, referred to as the 'Bronze Bomber', should eliminate Luis Ortiz, 38, in the seventh defence of his crown.
The 2 fighters head into this bout undefeated, Ortiz having had 28 fights with 24 knockouts.
American Wilder, 32, has knocked out 38 of his 39 opponents.
He claims Britain's Joshua has been ducking him for 2 years.
Wilder insists it's due to his energy and not as a result of he is demanding the lion’s share of the cash.
No matter, three of the 4 heavyweight belts shall be on the line when IBF and WBA 'Tremendous' holder Joshua takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium, on March 31.
Wilder has promised to be ringside if he beats Ortiz, nicknamed 'King Kong' and who has beforehand failed a medicine check.
That tousled a earlier probability to battle Wilder final November.
However now it's all methods go together with Wilder wanting ahead to seeing Anthony in motion in Cardiff and then taking the former Olympic champion on himself.
The place is the battle happening?
The Barclays Middle, Brooklyn, this Saturday night time, March three.
Although you'll have to remain as much as watch this in the UK – with the live TV protection beginning at 2am GMT (early hours of Sunday, March four) on Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion and Sky Sports activities Motion.
What time is the struggle?
The New York struggle might be happening in the early hours of Sunday, March four.
It is anticipated that the ring walks will probably be at round 4am GMT.
What TV channel is it on and how can I live stream it?
The large battle is live on Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion and Sky Sports activities Motion, with live protection beginning at 2am.
In case you haven't already, you possibly can signal as much as Sky TV right here.
Or in case you don't need a subscription, you should purchase a Now TV Day Cross for as little as £7.ninety nine and watch all the motion live. Purchase it right here.
Who can we anticipate to see on the undercard?
Undefeated former 154-pound champion Jermall Charlo takes on Hugo Centeno, Jr. for the interim WBC middleweight title.
Prime middleweight contender Sergey Derevyanchenko faces Dashon Johnson over eight rounds, whereas 2016 U.S. Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell options in a six-spherical tremendous light-weight showdown.
There is additionally a ten-spherical match-up between tremendous-welterweight prospects Patrick Day and Kyrone Davis.
On prime of all this the invoice consists of former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin and former world middleweight title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. in respective eight-spherical bouts.
DEONTAY WILDER says the struggle he actually needs is a heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua.