Deontay Wilder in a recent interview claims that negotiations with Anthony Joshua is very much on, but claims concerns with Joshua’s character.
“We’re still in negotiations so, you know, I don’t have a time frame on it just yet but I wanna let everybody know the fight will happen,” Wilder claimed to Fight Hub.
“You know, if they still serious, we been serious this whole way through. Joshua said he wanted $50M and he’ll sign tomorrow. We did that, exactly what he [said] and he didn’t sign so that shows you his character already. Or his team’s character. I think Joshua wanna fight but I don’t think his team wanna risk what they’ve invest.
“Their investment bout to go, and they know it!”
In the interview, Wilder does acknowledge that they were willing to give Joshua the $50 million up front, but is fine if Joshua wants to take $20 million less to fight in the United Kingdom.
Wilder also told the reporter that if the fight does go down, expect it to be in the fall, September if it is in the U.K, and November if it goes down in the States. For Joshua all that matters is the exact way he defeats the British superstar.
“It’s only one way that go down — there’s only one man that goes down,” Wilder claimed.
“One of those endorsers, they better write their name on the bottom of his shoe, because he’s gonna be a** down, feet up! I told Ortiz he’s gonna be head down, a** up — it’s gonna be the opposite.”
Transcription: Bad Left Hook