Anthony Joshua Still Willing To Fight Deontay Wilder ‘When He’s Man Enough To Not Lie’
Anthony Joshua says he’d be open to fighting Deontay Wilder on one condition.
Joshua is scheduled to put his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev. The title fight will take place on December 12. This will be Joshua’s first bout since December 7, 2019.
Fight fans are eagerly anticipating a title unification showdown between Joshua and WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. There was a time when Joshua vs. Wilder was the big heavyweight tilt to make but since Fury defeated Wilder via seventh-round TKO, “The Gypsy King” has taken “The Bronze Bomber’s” spot.
Still, Joshua isn’t opposed to sharing the ring with Wilder. Appearing on the Off The Cuff show on DAZN, “AJ” had the following to say (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“He [Wilder] is another challenger. Offer still stands when he’s ready and he’s man enough to not lie, be real. It wasn’t nice when they were trying to tarnish my name. It’ll be good to get [him to] stop [the] PR stunts and get a fight underway.”
Joshua didn’t take too kindly to Wilder’s ducking accusations back when the fight had more steam to it. Joshua feels Wilder basically admitted to avoiding a fight with him when he said he took a rematch with Fury when he didn’t have to.
“AJ” also feels Wilder has been making excuses for his loss to Fury. Wilder has hurled cheating accusations Fury’s way. From accusing Fury of loading his gloves, to saying his former trainer Mark Breland spiked his water, Wilder has been vocal about the defeat recently.