Wilder Willing To Sacrifice For Joshua Fight

Deontay Wilder claims that he is willing to sacrifice any immediate rewards, to ensure his heavyweight unification fight happens against Anthony Joshua.

The current WBC heavyweight champion has the contract sent from Eddie Hearn and Joshua for a unification fight set of the U.K, but has not signed it yet.

As reported earlier this week, there are two sticking points from Wilder and his team which they want addressed before signing for a fight in the fall.

While Joshua is in training for a fight in September, an initial September 15th date has been pushed back due to the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin rematch, Wilder questioned Joshua’s willingness to take him on net.

“I’m a true champion. If it takes me sacrificing a small reward for a greater reward in the future – then let’s do it. I did the same thing with Luis Ortiz,” he told Behind The Gloves.

“It’s going to be the same thing with this Joshua. He doesn’t know that.”

“We are both building our legacy, the story is going to be told. The more they run, the more they look terrified of me, the more they keep dodging me – this is going to be written in the books.

“Every opportunity that I have had was always small. I always had to make an opportunity inside of the opportunity, just like I am doing now.”

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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