Wilder Says Joshua Isn’t A Real World Champion
Days after Amir Khan claiming that Anthony Joshua needs to fight in the United States prior to a fight with Deontay Wilder, Wilder has told ESPN that Joshua outside of the United Kingdom is a nobody.
Wilder talked with ESPN as he prepares to defend his WBC title against Luis Ortiz on March 3rd, he claimed that even though Joshua “may have his country behind him,” he believes the British fighter is a “country-wide” champion and not a “world” champion.
“Over here in America, they don’t even know his name. They just know him as a big guy from England. That’s fact.”
On a potential undisputed championship fight later this year, Wilder claims the two have a symbiotic relationship.
“I need him and he needs me at the end of the day, unless he doesn’t want to unify. Unless he wants to stay over his side of the pond and let people gravitate to him and be a fake sign of what he is.”
“But he will never be a global icon. You will never be a world-wide figure without me. All roads lead to Deontay Wilder,” claimed the WBC titleholder.
Original Story: World Boxing News