Anthony Joshua Smiles: This Payday is Deontay Wilder's Legacy!

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY JOSHUA says Deontay Wilder will not be able resist facing him in a career defining clash.

Joshua defended his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight belts with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night at Wembley.

WBC champ Wilder faces Tyson Fury on December 1. But Joshua’s camp want the American to agree to an April 13 showdown at Wembley before he faces Fury.

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And even if he fails to put pen to paper, ‘AJ’ is confident the Wilder fight will happen eventually due to the mega payday on offer.

He said: “It will happen sooner or later for sure, that fight will happen. We’ll find out who the best is sooner or later.

“I don’t think he wants to avoid me for too long because he’s getting towards the end of his career.

“What age is he? Thirty-two? What has he got left? Two or three years? This payday is his legacy.

“I don’t want to wait until December for him to win the fight, have his rest and then start negotiating because I’ll start training for the fight in early January.”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn claimed they would be happy to agree terms for the fight “subject to Wilder beating Fury”.

But former world champion Fury was angered by the lack of talk about him facing Joshua next.

He said: “It is safe to say that neither Team Joshua or Matchroom will fight the Gypsy King.

“They mentioned if it is not Wilder it will be Dillian Whyte. But there was no mention of Tyson Fury, the lineal champion of the world.

“He is slow, methodical, ponderous at times. Powerful yes, but they all are.”

Joshua posted an emoji of a clown yesterday along with a screen grab showing that Fury has blocked him on Twitter.

In reality, Fury won’t be available to face British rival Joshua in April because if he beats Wilder then there is a rematch clause.

But if the American comes out on top he would be available for the Wembley mega-fight.

Hearn said: “I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen. He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career.”

If a deal cannot be agreed with Wilder, then it is most likely Joshua will face Whyte in a rematch of his 2015 win.

Whyte is set to face Dereck Chisora on December 22 at the O2 in London.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Froch_uppercut on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=Stevenubbs;19135248]Bravo brother. Spoken like a real Eddie hearns fanboy 👏🏻👏🏻🤫😂[/QUOTE] But answer the question: Why isn't windmill trying to make the fight? Isn't he trying to create a legacy? I'll answer for you. He knows he's getting ktfo.

Comment by Oyins4u on 09-25-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19133990]The April bout needs to be against the winner of Wilder/Fury. No more nonsense on both sides.[/QUOTE] If wilder looses they will be a sure rematch and April 13th won't be possible for Joshua/Wilder but if Wilder wins Fury mostly…

Comment by Oshio on 09-25-2018

On what ground should Wilder be rated over Joshua? For knocking out Ortiz?

Comment by Badboy9 on 09-24-2018

Very funny Joshua, after wilder beats you his legacy will be that he reigned in a time when the heavy weight division was at its worst as far as talent. You included you sorry sack of *****

Comment by Sid-Knee on 09-24-2018

[QUOTE=ptek;19135967]Fck off sid knee we all know your on the matchroom pay roll scum bag.[/QUOTE] And you are??? No, i'm just talking truth. Something you Americans know nothing about.

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