Wilder Paying No Mind To “50-50” Talk
Deontay Wilder is just over a month away from fighting Tyson Fury for the second time, but the specter of a unification fight with Anthony Joshua hangs above the WBC world heavyweight champion.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn made it clear that a 50-50 deal between both fighters was the only way that a deal between the two boxers could ever be done, an about-face from Hearn’s
“My thing is, there’s going to be a lot of things said at this moment in time because they’re not at the table right now. It’s easy to say they’re going to offer this and this, but after the fight we’ll see if they keep that same energy. We’ve been here before,” Wilder told Boxing Scene.
“Right now I’m focusing on Fury, my whole focus is on Fury, and then after this we’ll see if they’re still talking about it. Because when I have a fight already lined up, he’s very voice opinionated about certain things. But when I don’t have a fight, he’s a quiet mouse. So we’ll see if that quiet mouse stay quiet after this fight.”
Any conversation of a Joshua-Wilder fight or even a Joshua-Fury fight to unify all of the belts is moot at this point anyway due to Joshua being ordered to face IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk, with Pulev being the leading favorite.