Wilder Continues To Claim Hearn & Joshua Are Scared Of Him
With just over a week until Anthony Joshua walks into the ring for a heavyweight unification fight against Joseph Parker, the voice of Deontay Wilder is still haunting the British champion.
Wilder, who will be at ringside on March 31st as Joshua will take on Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, believes that Parker and Eddie Hearn are scared of him.
“On the business side of boxing, I don’t think he’s very confident as a champion. As a champion, the way that he goes about it is not like champions that we’re used to seeing. When it comes to Anthony Joshua, especially when my name is mentioned or when my name is anywhere in the equation, he changes. Something in his personality changes. I know all of these guys fear me. I know they fear me. I would fear myself if I was fighting somebody that was knocking out everybody that stood in front of him. I’m really convinced, especially at this point, that Anthony Joshua is definitely scared of me. Him and his promoter [Eddie Hearn],” Wilder told The Undefeated.
And while Boxing Scene reported that Eddie Hearn has made it known that if Joshua wins in Cardiff, Wilder is “80% likely” to face Joshua next. According ti Wilder it doesn’t feel that way, it feels like Hearn is trying to play mind games and change things up in alleged negotiations.
“One minute he says he wants to fight in Vegas. Next minute he says he wants to fight back home. He says, ‘We shouldn’t go to America, we should stay here.’ With me, I don’t care where I fight. I don’t care if it’s in the States, I don’t even care if it’s in your country. I’m going to travel, I’m going to go. That’s what I feel I need to do to fulfill my legacy, to leave my stamp on this division and this business. To solidify my name in it, I must travel.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene