Wilder Unimpressed By Joshua-Miller Matchup
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is near a deal to fight Tyson Fury in a rematch of their draw in December.
And even in the midst of negotiations with Fury and his team, the WBC heavyweight champion took time to react to rival Anthony Joshua signing for his United States debut on June 1st against Jarrell Miller.
“Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America,” Wilder said to Talk Sport about Joshua’s Madison Square Garden opponent. “Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city. He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America.”
“The people that does know [Joshua], they know about $50 million [that he rejected to fight me], they know about the story of the $15 million flat [fee he offered me] and why the fight is not happening. So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see.”
When asked if Joshua’s U.S. debut will be a success, Wilder was not optimistic. “I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen.”
“I know they’re expecting the English to come over and support it big, but it shouldn’t be that way. If he done the right thing and accepted the fight, and say he’s coming over to fight Deontay Wilder, the outcome would be crazy.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene