Heavyweight Deontay Wilder has spoken out about a potential fight with Brit star Anthony Joshua, and it is clear there is still no love lost from the American’s point of view.
When asked on his feelings about the possibility of a clash with AJ on Showtime’s The Last Stand podcast, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ said that whilst a cross Atlantic battle was not his immediate radar, the fight was one of interest in for down the line.
“We’ll see what happens, the future is bright. I’m willing and able for anybody and everybody in the heavyweight division.”
“I still wanna whoop that a** too!”
Wilder and Joshua were involved in long running negotiations for a undisputed bout back in 2018 when the two held all four major heavyweight titles. However, these eventually turned sour in the public eye and accusations of ducking from both sides soon surfaced.
Former WBC world champion Wilder also looked back on this time period and it is clearly not water under the bridge just yet for the Alabama man.
“Like the saying goes, I may not remember your name but I’ll never forget how you made me feel.
When we tried to make that fight happen, they ran from us.
I don’t make lies up – people can believe what they want.”
As tantalising as a fight between Joshua and Wilder would be, all the focus right now is on AJ’s potential all British showdown with Tyson Fury, whilst Wilder faces Robert Helenius in his comeback fight next month.