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“Every time Joshua do speak, we got Joshua and his lack of self-confidence. He don’t even know that he’s the best! He won’t even say he’s the best! And when it comes to me, he’s not trying to make this fight happen. I’m trying to make it happen ASAP,” in an interview with The42.

The Alabama native then claimed Joshua is fearful of him. The lack of trash talk from Joshua is a sign of weakness for Wilder and he claims that’s one of the reasons why promoter Eddie Hearn does most of the talking on Joshua’s behalf in the media.

“‘Scared’ is too strong; we’ve seen guys get in the ring many times, so they can’t be scared. But I think Joshua is very fearful of fighting me. Being fearful is a different term to being scared.

“I think he fears me. I don’t think Joshua really wants to fight me, because he know that I am who I say I am. He knows that I am the part. He knows that I mean exactly what I say.

“Americans always come across as cocky, sometimes a little bit arrogant. They talk a lot of stuff. But this American right here, they know that I am who I say I am. And with that being said, Joshua don’t want to say any of these things – that’s why Eddie Hearn is always talking for him,” commented the WBC champion.

No matter what the eventual date for the fight, Wilder believes he can beat Joshua at any given time.

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