Deontay Wilder’s back in the heavyweight game, and he’s brought his trademark trash talk with him.
During some quickfire questions on The Last Stand podcast, ‘The Bronze Bomber was asked the first thing that comes to his mind when the name Eddie Hearn is mentioned. He had three words for the Matchroom CEO.
“BOOOOOO – you dosser!”
It appears that Wilder has been called a ‘dosser’ so many times by his rival, Tyson Fury, that the word has started to rub off on him. He even had a (questionable) English accent to go with it.
On his relationship with Hearn, it’s unclear if the pair have ever actually met, but that doesn’t stop them from having history.
Wilder versus Anthony Joshua has been a long sought-after fight by fans, and at one point in the not so distant past it would’ve crowned an undisputed heavyweight champion. There have certainly been attempts, but whether or not it will ever happen is a totally different story.
The American was made an offer of $100 million for a three-fight deal on DAZN back in March of 2019. Those three fights would include two with ‘AJ’. The then WBC Champion ultimately declined, citing the offer as ‘not truthful.’ He spoke to BoxingScene.com at the time.
“I didn’t take the DAZN deal because the people that were representing DAZN were coming with an offer that wasn’t up front and truthful with me. They came back and apologized to us. They knew they were in the wrong … The money is not going to be the motivator of everything. I bet on myself. I make way more money than what they’re offering anyway.”
“They were not honest in the information that was going in the offers, and who’s getting what. I felt that they hesitated to give us a response. They didn’t want to reveal the information, and that was very important information that we needed to make a decision.”
With the pair both suffering losses in their last outings, talk of a fight has come back around. Again, it seems to have fallen at the first hurdle.
Wilder’s now on the comeback trail against Robert Helenius in October, and Joshua is rumoured to be facing the American’s former opponent, Fury – so there’s still a chance for their paths to cross. If that day comes, Wilder can deliver his message to Hearn face-to-face.