Sums it up.. Hope that clears any confusion 🥊 https://t.co/LYnc6LF1nT
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) December 13, 2018
In a phone interview with Thaboxingvoice, the WBC titleholder scrapped the possibility of a Wembley match against Joshua on April 13. Wilder thinks he and Fury made the heavyweight division great again so they owe it to the fans to break the draw.
“At this point in time, I know you know what we’re discussing [with] AJ. After the Wilder and Fury fight, Joshua then sees how fine, how great the fight went, the atmosphere and everything with it. ”
“Just continuing to bring boxing back, [and] the heavyweight division is definitely back… They’re excited and they can’t wait for more.”
“That’s all I wanted. I want to put boxing and the heavyweight division on notice here in America cause it’s been dead. It’s super hard for us to do things especially being a fighter here in America we go against so many different things…”
Don’t Wanna Fight
Aside from prioritising the rematch more than the unification bout, Wilder thinks AJ doesn’t really want to fight, following numerous refusals in the past. For the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ a real champion agrees to a great match without second thoughts.
“But at this point in time, we’re about the rematch with Fury. We’re not about to ask for Joshua and his team. They came over here, they get people to get on their networks just to say things. It was damage control.”
“These guys don’t wanna fight. They don’t wanna fight. I don’t know why they keep coming out trying to persuade the people. But the people have gotten smarter over time, especially with me and Fury.”
“It only took a couple of days for me and Fury to say, ‘Let’s do it…’ That’s what I keep saying, when a champion wants to fight the best, he’s going to fight him.”
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Deontay Wilder and Instagram/Anthony Joshua