Deontay Wilder Says Time's Up for Anthony Joshua, 'I Declare War'

  • Deontay Wilder Says Time's Up for Anthony Joshua, 'I Declare War'

Deontay Wilder Says Time's Up for Anthony Joshua, 'I Declare War'

Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn is confident a Joshua-Deontay Wilder fight for the undisputed heavyweight title can happen in 2018 if Joshua beats challenger Joseph Parker on March 31.

Wilder recently defeated Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in a close contest on March 3, where at one stage, it looked like he wouldn't be able to compete past the seventh round.

"Now we know [Wilder] has a big heart".

And such demands mean that Hearn is all too aware that signing Fury to Matchroom is unlikely.

"If Joshua wins [against Parker], I think he and Wilder can both make about $250million so why not make the money while the money's there?"

"If Joshua hurts Wilder like Ortiz did, Mate, this is not going to be pretty to watch".

"How can an offer be made when the main subject wasn't even discussed - we're talking about Wilder vs Joshua". "No more excuses, no more waiting, no more dodging me.it's time".

The leaked footage of 'The Gloves Are Off' episode, hosted by British boxing pundit and former British cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson and filmed the day after the Easter Sunday fight was announced in London in January, has the fighters seated well within arms length of each other. Look at the shots Wilder took. "Because Joshua is completely fearless, more fearless than Wilder, who has that element in him as well".

And now Hearn has opened the door to the idea of the two heavyweight stars featuring on the same card against different opponents in a bid to further raise the profile of what could become the richest heavyweight fight in history.

Led by the New Zealand fighter's promoter David Higgins, the Parker camp publicly accused Joshua of having a glass jaw and questioned his mental strength on numerous occasions. "The Wilder fight is the one, the biggest in the world", he concluded.