Wilder Doesn’t Want Joshua To Be Afraid
Deontay Wilder knocked out the only man to ever go the distance with him, Bermane Stiverne in a first round drubbing on Saturday night.
Wilder never wanted a rematch with Stiverne to begin with, as he was originally scheduled to face Luis Ortiz, but following Ortiz failing a drug test, Wilder would drop Stiverne, three times on his way to a first-round knockout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Following Wilder’s emphatic win over Stiverne, Wilder is not only demanding a fight with Anthony Joshua, but feels like he will lay the same kind of beating he gave Stiverne, to Joshua.
“When I beat him, I’m not looking for the second time around because it’s gonna be so bad and so brutal that the first time is gonna be enough… It’s gonna be like ‘No mas!’ ”
The 28 year old, Joshua is expected to first make a mandatory defense of his WBA title against an undetermined opponent, prior to fighting Wilder or anyone else. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, also claims that Joshua could pursue a partial title unification fight against New Zealand’s Joseph Parker, the WBO champion, before considering a showdown with Wilder.
The 32-year-old Wilder hopes his demolition of Stiverne, does not instill fear in Joshua to fight him.
“I’m scaring the heavyweights each and every time… Don’t you see? I am the most feared. And if I’m not, then I want somebody to shut me up. I want somebody to prove that to me. I wanna be proven wrong, but for right now, I don’t feel like nobody’s gonna prove me wrong. Who has the guts? He can run [only] for so long, for so far.”