Wilder urges Joshua's management to stop 'ducking' him

Ross Houston
November 8, 2017

He said: "Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America".

I will be heavyweight champion of the world.

A week later, the 32-year-old Wilder finished Bermane Stiverne inside one round at New York's Barclays Center to retain his WBC title and extend his professional record to 39-0 (38 knockouts).

Wilder and Joshua have arguably revitalised the heavyweight division after long-term dominance by the respected but uninspiring Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali.

Joshua has been the target of most heavyweight champions, most especially World Boxing Council (WBC) Deontay Wilder who has continued to call out the Nigerian-born British heavyweight champion for a fight. We saw how gassed Joshua was. I think his style matches mine perfectly and I honestly think I can knock him out.

"You better hurry up Tyson with that comeback fight". Wilder wants it. Joshua wants it. "He has got two belts and I want to test his chin and put on a great show", Parker said at a press conference which also confirmed "an agreement in principle" to face Lucas Browne next.

The Briton holds two of the world heavyweight crowns, while Parker is the WBO champion, and both fighters are yet to taste defeat.

"So it's really down to a question of the deal and money".

And Wilder has launched a stunning accusation against Eddie Hearn, claiming that he is the main factor which is preventing his fight with Joshua.

"It's no problem if Wilder wants to fight early next year, but no offers have been made to me". If Joshua's a strong champion, a true champion, you guys in England should smoke him out, make him fight. "If you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion".

"What we're saying is that Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua have signalled that they will potentially fight next, as in March or April".

Wilder added: "You said if the people want it then you want it".

Hearn confirmed with Sky Sports: "I spoke to David Higgins and we are discussing the deal and fight in depth over the next few days to see if there is some common ground".

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