In the grand tradition of using a public workout to call out other fighters, Deontay Wilder called out both his opponent for March 3rd, Luis Ortiz and fellow heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, on Thursday.
As reported by Bad Left Hook, Wilder unleashed a verbal tirade on the popular British boxer, claiming that Joshua is afraid of him and that Joshua is calling everyone out in boxing that’s not Deontay Wilder.
“Ya’ll looking at the best heavyweight in the world! And he right here, from America!…Ya’ll fighting for heavyweights! Put ‘em in the ring with me, see what’s gon’ happen! I’ma knock ‘em out! I promise you that! Any heavyweight, listen, any one of you! And all you scrubs calling my name out, don’t worry. Once I handle what I gotta do, I got you too! I promise you that.
“Anthony Joshua call everybody name but my name!…Anthony Joshua talkin’ bout Dillian Whyte! He talkin’ bout Jarrell Miller! He don’t even mention Deontay Wilder’s name. In fact he say I’m too easy. He says he’ll ram his jab down my throat! No homo! He say he’ll knock me out with one punch! But they don’t wanna sign that contract though!
“Here’s the deal right here…I’ll go anywhere! I’ll go to his home! I’ll go to his front yard!
Wilder also took sometime away from calling out Joshua, who fights Joseph Parker on March 31st, and pointed some of his venom towards his actual opponent on March 3rd, Luis Ortiz.
“If [Luis] Ortiz lookin’, Ortiz I’ma whoop your ass too, boy! I promise you!”
Wilder is currently scheduled to defend his WBC title against Ortiz, in a fight originally scheduled for late 2017, which was postponed due to Ortiz failing a drug test.