Wilder: Joshua Talks Can Happen, But In Private
Deontay Wilder wants a unification clash with Anthony Joshua, but unlike their prior attempts to schedule a fight, Wilder wants to keep this out of the public eye.
With both fighters publicly going after one another for various demands or “ducking” the other, Wilder told reporters this week that he wants the negotiations to go the same way his 2018 fight with Tyson Fury was handled.
“I want to be able to get in the ring and fight, you know, and give the people what they want, but I think how this is really going to happen – when everything goes silent. There’s too many people that’s involved in this. There’s too many media, fans, everybody. The thing about people, everybody got an opinion about how it should go, this should go this way, this should go that way,” Wilder said.
“It’s like with the Tyson Fury fight, nobody knew that fight was going to happen. Kept it silent for a reason, and then all of a sudden it came out. It was the most biggest fight and exciting fight around and I think this is the same way it’s going to happen, the Joshua fight. It goes silent, everybody comes together and we’re able to sort it out that way and then we make an announcement.
“I want it to happen for the fans and I’m sure the fans want it to happen and like I said, once it goes silent, that’s when the fight will be made.”
And while Joshua and Wilder are aiming to fight one another next, Joshua will defend his titles on June 1st against Andy Ruiz Jr, while Wilder defends on May 18th against Dominic Breazeale from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Report: Boxing Scene