Wilder Is Confident Joshua Fight Happens
WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder is quite confident a heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua happen, but not sure when.
Wilder is set to return later this year, possibly against Dominic Breazeale, but believes Joshua is right around the corner.
“This fight definitely can be made,” he told Premier Boxing Champions.
“I think the fight will be made. Just that this time around when you come to the table, you’ll have to come correct. This will be a 50-50 fight. And that’s the bottom line.”
Wilder insists he still had not been given a contract with a proposed date or venue, while Joshua is locked into fighting on September 22nd and April 13th at Wembley Stadium.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in making the fight happen, but believes Wilder’s “fee should go down” but the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is far from satisfied.
“We’ve tried everything… I’m not going to sign a contract that doesn’t have a date, that doesn’t have a venue,” he said.
“Nah, that’s one-sided. This contract is straight blind, one-sided, anyone who’s talking about ‘just sign it’ you can kiss me where the sun don’t shine, baby, because that ain’t never happening.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports