Deontay Wilder came up with an unconventional idea when asked about how promotional and personal barriers could be overcome and a huge fight with Anthony Joshua could be made.
When The Last Stand podcast put the question to Wilder about potential remedies for the bad blood that exists between the two teams, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hilariously suggested the camps head to California and take advantage of the Golden State’s legalisation of marijuana.
“Man, I think we’re all going to have to California, find a little spot and just light one up and just discuss it man.
That’s a good idea.
Shelly [Finkel] passes it to Al Haymon, Al passes to Hearn, Hearn passes to Joshua, he passes back to me…”
When Wilder had reigned in his laughter from the admittedly comical image of Al Haymon and Eddie Hearn sat together deep in thought on a Santa Monica beach, he went on to usher a more serious response – and expressed a willingness to put the past in the past and make the fight.
“I can see things happening – it will just take a little time.
I’m up for the challenge and I’m willing, ready and able to do what we’ve got to do to make this fight happen.
It’s got to happen – we gonna to give the fans what they want.”
You can watch the comical moment below courtesy of SHOWTIME Sports on YouTube:
Talks for a fight between Wilder and Joshua in 2018 when the the two men held all the marbles in the heavyweight division, publicly turned bitter – and the relationship between Eddie Hearn and Showtime has never truly healed since.
Fans on both sides of the Atlantic will hope Wilder’s sentiments are shared by his promoter and one of the most exciting heavyweight fights of this generation can get made.
However, Wilder must come through his comeback fight against Robert Helenius on October 15th unscathed, or any talk of a fight with Joshua, Andy Ruiz or anyone else is futile.