“I’m a champion, he’s [Joshua] a champion, I’m an American champion. I’m not going to chase anybody. At the end of the day, It doesn’t matter what anybody is doing their country, the Mecca of boxing is here in America. The money is here in America. It looks good over there. That small country, it looks good and I’m happy for what they are doing but if you want to establish yourself it must be here.,” commented Wilder.
Promoter Eddie Hearn’s ideal situation right now would be a fight between Wilder and the WBC Silver Heavyweight champion, Dillian Whyte. Wilder believes it’s just a plan to keep him as far away from Joshua as possible.