WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder compares his ongoing situation with Joshua to a fight of the past that never happened.
Talks of a unification fight between Anthony Joshua from the UK and Deontay Wilder from the USA are all over the internet at the moment following both men coming through their respective fights in the last week.
Two stoppage wins that have seen the unbeaten heavyweights in theory take a step closer to fighting one another.
It is understood that the fight Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants first up is Wilder vs Dillian Whyte before the Joshua fight can be made.
Negotiations on both sides have been reportedly problematic however.
Following his win over Bermane Stiverne – Deontay Wilder compared it to a fight of the past that never happened between Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe (also from the UK and USA):
“I am the most feared and if I’m not then I want somebody to shut me up and I want somebody to prove that to me. I want to be proven wrong but for right now, I don’t feel like nobody is going to prove me wrong. Who has the guts? He (Joshua) can run for so so long and so far.”
“I hate to say this, but it seems like this is turned into a Riddick Bowe and Lennox Lewis effect. Because if so, you (Anthony Joshua) need to go and throw your belts in the trash can because I am coming.”
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