Promoter of Deontay Wilder Lou DiBella was in full voice after his fighter defended his title this past weekend.
The back and forth jibes among promoters from both sides of the pond continues after Deontay Wilder secured a first round knockout of Bermane Stiverne at the weekend.
The rivalry between boxing in the USA and UK boxing is well and truly coming back to life at the moment, no doubt about it.
Heavyweight champions from either side of the Atlantic and healthy rivalries between promoters should ensure things get interesting for fans over the next while.
Speaking to members of the media following Wilder’s win over Stiverne at the weekend, Wilder Promoter Lou DiBella spoke passionately:
“Deontay Wilder will unify the belts. Deontay Wilder will knock out Anthony Joshua. Not beat him. Knock. Him. Out.“
When asked about Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn from England, DiBella tore into him:
“I don’t give a f*** what Eddie has to say. With all due respect, we don’t have to go to England to fight someone because Eddie Hearn said so. Listen, I know Eddie Hearn has got a lot of bread and grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth – but it doesn’t mean that we gotta march to his marching orders. He doesn’t control boxing and he doesn’t set mandatories.”
Although Joshua vs Wilder no doubt will be a massive fight when it does happen, the chances of it happening next up are probably not great, to be honest.
For the full explosive interview and comments from DiBella after the Wilder vs Stiverne rematch this weekend check it out here on Fight Hype YouTube (hat tip):