Joshua Won’t Fall For “Wilder’s Trap”
This week Deontay Wilder said that he believes Tyson Fury would step aside so Wilder can unify the world heavyweight championship.
Eddie Hearn, promoter of Anthony Joshua, is calling the WBC world heavyweight champion on his bluff.
“Let me tell you about Deontay Wilder, and actually right now there’s no point us talking about Deontay Wilder, because the focus is Andy Ruiz,” Hearn told Sky Sports of Joshua’s quest to regain the unified world heavyweight championship.
“Right now the position that we had, was the position in my opinion of dominance in the division, no longer exists, so we can’t be calling out Wilder and this or that. The focus is Ruiz but isn’t it interesting that when on fight week Joshua-Ruiz, at the end of May, Deontay Wilder announced that he was fighting Luis Ortiz on Joshua fight week.”
“We are now at the beginning of September, there is no fight, there is no venue, there is no date. He hasn’t talked about Anthony Joshua probably since that moment. Joshua-Ruiz II media week what happens,” Hearn questioned. “Deontay Wilder pops up and says ‘Oh, I want to fight Anthony Joshua and unify instead of Tyson Fury.’ Why didn’t you want to do it when Joshua had the belts?
“For the last nearly two years, every question going into an AJ fight was ‘when are you going to fight Wilder? Oh Ruiz, don’t worry about Ruiz, when’s the Wilder fight?’ He fell into that trap before. We’re not going to fall into that trap again. Forget Deontay Wilder, let him go and box Tyson Fury. The biggest fight in the heavyweight division is Joshua-Ruiz, that’s the focus.”
Report: Boxing Scene