Joshua: Wilder is More Interested in Fury - He Has NO Titles!

According to WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, he's eager to get in the ring with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Joshua is scheduled to return to the ring on April 13th at Wembley Stadium in London. The unified champ was in action back in September, when he knocked out WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds.

But Wilder is more interested in a rematch with Tyson Fury in the first half of 2019.


Earlier this month, Wilder and Joshua fought to a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

There is a high demand for a rematch, with both fighters on board to collide once again to set the record straight.

But Joshua doesn't see a reason for Wilder to go in the direction of Fury - when there won't be any additional world titles involved.

There have been discussions in the past for a Wilder vs. Joshua unification - but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on the financial terms.

“My situation is that [Wilder is] saying that I won’t fight him. As I’ve said, I’m willing to fight Deontay Wilder on April 13th in London, so I don’t know what more I have to do to get that message across. He’s more interested in fighting Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury holds no world titles," Joshua told First Take.

“Let me say this, I can’t control what Deontay Wilder or what Tyson Fury does or even as far as what they say - but what I can control is what I say and what I’m doing. I made sure with the negotiations, I’ve booked the date in advance, set the venue in advance, and I’m making my point clear in front of everyone watching that I’m willing to fight any one of these guys - especially Deontay Wilder on April 13th at Wembley. What more can I say?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Batfink on 12-20-2018

The heavyweight champion of the world should have integrity and be able to hold his head up high. I’m not sure that’s possible with Joshua the media spin and marketing offensive approach seems all a bit sloppy shouldered and certainly…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 12-19-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;19352651]No way can Joshua claim to be the best - he has three belts, but he won them off Martin, Parker and Klitschko, who Fury already schooled. Not really impressive in the cold light of day. He needs a win…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;19352546]People are to stupid to get this concept.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]It's a stupid concept only casuals and AJ ballmassagers buy into. Fury is the lineal and undisputed, all other belt holders are paper champs until they either: A: lose their belt B:…

Comment by OldTerry on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;19361495]When AJ fights Miller at MSG this will all look foolish. It will show who is the bigger draw. A J is guaranteed a purse without PP V so no, his stock will rise no matter where he fights. Wilder…

Comment by jas on 12-16-2018

Fighters and their teams use belts to fool casuals Here you have aj telling fans only belts matter Such a ridiculous notion Coming from a guy who hadnt even heard of lineal Lol

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