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“I’ve been around this game a long time. If someone wants to fight, they fight. Joshua said he wants to fight Deontay next year. Deontay just finished his mandatory, you heard what he wants to do. Joshua finished his mandatory and you haven’t heard a word from him. If Joshua wants to fight, Deontay is ready.

If it means the right deal to go to the UK, he’ll fight him on the moon. He’ll go anywhere to fight him. There’s no silence. There’s no avoiding. It’s up to Joshua,” told Finkel

Promoter Lou DiBella then took the stage and voiced his opinion about the situation and explained why he thinks Matchroom are unwilling to do the fight now.

“The fight obviously won’t happen next. They are going to do something else. Why? Why can’t it happen next? They literally fought one week apart. Neither one of them is hurt. They are exactly on the same schedule. Anthony Joshua doesn’t want to fight this man [Wilder] right now. Eddie Hearn doesn’t want Joshua to fight this man right now,” told DiBella.

In another interview with Seconds Out, DiBella raised the question about who really wants to see Wilder and Joshua both defeating mandatories when they can fight each other right now. 

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