Deontay Wilder is considering flying to meet Anthony Joshua in an attempt to get their long-awaited fight over the line.
The American held the WBC belt back when Joshua was unifying the other three titles, and a match-up at one stage would have been to crown an undisputed champion.
Fans well know that the fight didn’t happen, and even now, without the politics of titles, mandatories and rankings, the pair are struggling to get it across the line.
Joshua has fought twice in 2023 with the promise that a Wilder fight was coming soon, but an offer from Saudi Arabia’s Skill Challenge Entertainment is now off the table.
It means negotiations are back a few steps, with the promoters now looking to secure a site elsewhere.
Speaking on Blue Blood Sports TV, Wilder said he was fed up with it all, and wanted to skip the politics to speak to his potential opponent directly.
“I just don’t know what’s up with Joshua bro. Maybe I’m gonna have to call him or something, I’m gonna have to England, sit down with him on some real man s**t.”
“Now we’re in this situation, and what do we do about it? Joshua, me and you is the biggest fight in the world, bro. What are you doing? How many people are you listening to? I really want to talk to the dude. I cannot hear that he needs more time.”
Joshua’s team say that the Wilder fight is still at the top of the list, but a fight between now and then is likely. There’s also the addition of Francis Ngannou to the heavyweight scene, with both teams openly targetting him for their men.
Wilder has now been out of the ring for over a year, and seems intent on waiting around for ‘AJ.’