Deontay Wilder has responded to comments made by Eddie Hearn that he doesn’t want to fight anymore.
This is the latest episode in the ongoing drama between heavyweight hitters Wilder and Anthony Joshua. The pair have long been rumoured to be in discussions for what would be a mega fight sometime this year or early next.
After an agreed deal with Saudi Arabia’s Skills Challenge Promotions was officially withdrawn, Hearn took a shot a Wilder, claiming the former champion ‘didn’t want to fight’.
“I don’t care about Deontay Wilder. He’s got his own problems, the guy ain’t fought for a year, and his last fight [a first round knockout of Robert Helenius] was 40 seconds, so I think he don’t really want to fight.”
And now the former WBC champion has strongly refuted Hearn’s claims and says he’s ready to go.
“So Anthony, you’re hearing it from my mouth, here personally, from the horse’s mouth himself, I’m ready to go. I heard some things about what your promoter said about my last fight only lasting a short period of time and I ain’t fought in a year and he don’t know if I want to fight or not, but I’m letting you know right here, right now, I’m ready to get in the ring.”
‘The Bronze Bomber’ went on to say he thinks it would be a fight for the ages and that he will see Joshua soon.
“Let’s make this the time of our lives. It would be a major disaster if we were never able to get in the ring and put our stamp down in history bro. When people think of classic fights I want them to think of us. I believe you’re ready, I hope you’re ready. See you soon.”
Wilder versus Joshua would represent an enticing match-up between two of the division’s biggest names.