Deontay Wilder Confirms Anthony Joshua Fight Will Happen
Via Craig Page: Deontay Wilder says a fight between him and Anthony Joshua will happen at some point in the future. It’s too big for it not to happen.
Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) revealed that a bout with Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) was put up for him recently, but he was scheduled to face Robert Helenius on October 15th, so it’s not the right time.
Wilder felt that a fight between him and Joshua would be huge, even if they both suffered consecutive defeats. The World of Boxing wants to see them fight.
Deontay says if he successfully beats Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) this Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, he’d like to challenge IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk for the next three titles if that is the offer to him.
“I’m still in business; Joshua is still in business. People always say to me, ‘When are you going to fight Joshua?’ It’s still the biggest war in the world between us. So it’s not ‘if’, it’s just ‘when’, Deontay Wilder told Kate Abdo.
Deontay said: “I know I didn’t make him as full as usual, but I helped him enough that I saw his eyes roll to the back of his head. Cigar talk about knocking out Tyson Fury in round 12 in their first bout in 2018.
“At the time, I just knew it was over, but in this business, because it’s a business, you have people doing things they shouldn’t be doing for sport. Not for what they do. must do.
“The referee, I think he gave him [Fury] too much time. He said I won all the rounds, in his opinion, and all that. He said the only reason he did what he did was because it was the best sport. That’s not fair to me.
“Then when you see him rate any other matches after that, he quickly dismisses them. However, it did bring greatness to the trio. It’s one of the best trilogy, and so many others have said the same thing.
“But there are many challenges and difficulties that I face in this business that is not fair to me. I don’t need to go into it. Wilder said.