Wilder Calls Joshua A Coward
While Deontay Wilder claims to not be listening to what Anthony Joshua says, the current WBC champion lays most of the blame of their failed negotiations on the unified heavyweight champion.
Wilder claims that he and his team offered a guarantee of $50 million to Joshua for a fight in the United Stateas, but Joshua’s team would reject that for a flat-fee to Wilder for $15 million for a fight at a U.K. Stadium.
“He was just a coward, straight out. He was just a coward. He didn’t want to fight. When a guy allows his people to not accept $50 million dollars, that’s a guarantee, you don’t want to fight,” Wilder told The Fair Game.
“When a guy offers me a $15 million flat fee, which is the worst offer in boxing history for a fight of this magnitude, they still didn’t want it. With that being said, they don’t want to fight – they just want to trick people, manipulate them, contradict and just be compulsive. We’ve moved on and now I’m in the biggest fight in the world, with Tyson Fury.
“[Joshua] needs someone to narrate the conversation, a middleman. I’m a grown man, I don’t deal with boys. I don’t need another man to reply to someone else, when we are right here face-timing each other. I think he’s a little fearful of me, so we’re gonna let him be.”
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