Deontay Wilder: Will Joshua Say My Name? Just Say You Want It!

By Charlotte Ikonen, courtesy of The Daily Star

Deontay Wilder said he will be watching to see if Anthony Joshua challenges him to a fight tonight.
Joshua, 28, takes on undefeated Kiwi Joseph Parker, 26, in Cardiff in a few hours.

The winner will walk away with the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts.


And with Joshua making no secret of his aim to unify the heavyweight division, WBC king Deontay Wilder said he hopes the Brit will declare a fight after tonight's bout.

"People want to hear what the fighters say, not what the promoters say," the outspoken American told Sky Sports.

"This has become childish, so childish. I never thought I'd have to go through so much to unify the division or just to get a fight people want.

"Just say you don't want it. Just say you don't want to fight me. Even say this is a fight that you're willing to take but you don't want it right now.

"But after the fight? We'll see. I'll be like the rest of you, sitting there wondering if he's going to say my name. I am going to be sat here at home thinking the same as you think: is he going to say something about Wilder?

"That's the big question. Do I think it's going to happen? Given the mannerisms they have been sowing at the way they have acted, I highly doubt it.

"What I want to happen and what will happen are two different things. I want him to say my name and we will make the fight happen once and for all."

Wilder, 32, will be watching tonight’s fight back home in the US and previously said he expects Whyte to climb in the ring and call him or Joshua out.

That is of course providing he overcomes Parker.

Wilder has repeatedly fired jibes to Joshua in recent months and is seemingly desperate for a bout.

And the constant bombardment appears to have got under AJ’s skin.

“Wilder has to be realistic and stop living the fantasy,” he said earlier this week.

“If he was serious about the fight, we'd do serious negotiation. If not, stop hooting and hollering because we'll just freeze him out.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn has already told the “Bronze Bomber” he needs to face the Londoner first if he wants a crack at Joshua.

Joshua is the odds on favourite at 1/5 to beat Parker on Saturday, according to Betfair.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 03-31-2018

4 belts in 21 fights for AJ and 1 belt 40 fights for Wilder. Wilder has been sleeping.

Comment by NYG on 03-31-2018

Why do retards here mention Wilder not being a draw? Who gives a ****? Wilder wants the fight, thats all that matters. No clue why people are acting like businessmen talking about numbers and stuff. ****ing jerkoffs

Comment by lfc19titles on 03-31-2018

Come out of hiding boy Don’t be afraid

Comment by Despicable me2 on 03-31-2018

Where you at Bro... Where you AT

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 03-31-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18624392]Joshua will collect his 3rd title while Wilder has to hide out defending his title against tomato cans. Joshua = trying to unify the titles Wilder = happy to be a marginal fighter defending against Bum Squad members in the…

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