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WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder continued his quest to get a fight with Anthony Joshua, by calling out his fellow world heavyweight champion on Desus and Mero.
On Tuesday’s episode of Viceland’s late night talk show, Wilder was asked by co-host Mero if he thought Joshua was ducking him for a potential unification fight later this year.
“They are scared of me. He needs to take that ‘F*** Fear’ patch off his trunks because that doesn’t apply to him,” Wilder told Viceland’s Desus and Mero.
“It’s been almost two years now [Joshua has been ducking]. There are a lot of things in my career, in terms of calling the best out, I’ve been doing that from the beginning. I’ve always got the short end of the stick because when they look at me they recognize a real person, a real fighter.”
Wilder also discussed that he looked towards Muhammad Ali and the older generation as an inspiration for not only in the ring, but outside of it as a community leader.
Wilder expanded on the differences between the Ali era and his era when it came to losses.
“When you have a loss, in the mindset now, people don’t think there is a way of coming back but if you look back in past days of fights, you’ve seen some of the best have fought. Ali, one of the greatest, he lost. It’s all about falling and getting back up. A lot of these guys, man, they are just jokes. Anthony Joshua is one of those guys. Hear it from my mouth, he is a joke.”