The trash talking by Deontay Wilder continues as Anthony Joshua keeps it cool.
Earlier this week Wilder was a guest together with his manager Shelly Finkel and promoter Eddie Hearn on ‘Tha Boxing Voice’ podcast show.
The trio discussed fighting Joshua and Wilder wondered why Joshua hasn’t said much of anything apart from what Hearn tells the media.
“If he says he’s going to eat me then let him make it public. You can’t speak for him, Eddie! We want to hear from Joshua. That’s what the world wants to hear from the champion not from you,” shouted Wilder.
The WBC World heavyweight champion has been going non stop at Joshua, especially after his win over Bermane Stiverne last Saturday. Wilder has accused Joshua of running and ducking. In his most recent interview with BBC Sport, the American called Joshua ‘a little girl’ and said that he’s ready to make the trip over to the UK.
AJBXNG 2018 21-21-21 PENDING https://t.co/hmC7ME620j
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) November 7, 2017
“Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America. But if you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion,” said Wilder
In another interview with BBC, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ claimed that he’s the best heavyweight fighter in boxing, not the WBA, IBF & IBO champion. He’s also released a video message to Joshua.
“I think Eddie is ducking me more so than Joshua,” Wilder added. “If Joshua’s a strong champion, a true champion, you guys in England should smoke him out, make him fight. You should see if he’s the best. My heart says I’m the best, if I’m not I want someone to show me,” he told.
“Either Fight or shut up. Your promoter has talked so much. He said you will knock me out in three rounds. Let’s see it. Or are you going against your promoter now?” said Wilder during the video.
During the BBC interview, Wilder also verbally attacked Dillian Whyte, calling him ‘Eddie Hearn’s dirty rag’ and more.
“He’s Eddie Hearn’s dirty rag in his pocket or his spare tyre on his car. He’s a gatekeeper at best. If Dillian is the bridge to Joshua, make sure Joshua is at the end of that bridge. All Eddie has to do is put AJ on that contract. I will only fight a peasant if the king is behind him,” blasted Wilder.
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) November 5, 2017
Whyte and Hearn have been trying to get a fight against the WBC World heavyweight champion, especially since Whyte holds three different WBC titles (Silver heavyweight, International, and International Silver). But Wilder and his management have so far refused all offers and Hearn himself has mentioned that he might be done making the fight.
Tyson Fury is also a part of this equation but from the looks of things, Wilder will get to Joshua first.