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Joshua: Wilder Told The World That He Ducked and Dodged Me

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is standing firm on his claim that Deontay Wilder is the reason that they never went forward with their anticipated fight.

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Wilder recently tweeted to Tyson Fury - "you know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you - again being a man of my word, I fought you."

Wilder was complaining that Fury was attempting bypass their trilogy fight.

But Joshua saw the statement as confirmation that Wilder passed over a lucrative offer to have them unify.

"I'm not surprised," Joshua told Sky Sports about Wilder's reaction to his defeat to Fury.

"He is trying to express how he feels to the world. He has left it to us, the masses, to interpret it how we feel is best. How he feels today might change in a year or two years due to experiences or more understanding of the situation that he has gone through. He was knocking everybody out and got used to a winning performance. He took a loss and isn't used to it.

"As time goes on, he may express himself differently. Today? In my humble opinion it isn't coming across in the right way. The positive out of it? He told the world that he ducked and dodged me. We offered him a fight for the undisputed championship of the world and he went down the route of fighting Fury. I'm glad we can clear that up and move on. As time goes on, it will all come to fruition and make sense."

Joshua is back in the ring on December 12, when he makes a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev.

Wilder, who was stopped in seven rounds by Fury back in January, is still trying to enforce his rematch clause on the 'Gypsy King.'

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;20911066]OK.... Since you know all these, tell me about Wilder and fury. How do they plan their fight with respect to PEDs.?[/QUOTE] No idea. But Fury definitely on peds. In first Wilder fight he was as jittery as a Crack…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=Jkp;20907252]Good on Ruiz. I strongly suspect there were peds related reasons for ortiz not taking the fight. Unfortunately, having enough time to do your peds cycle, and flush it from your system, is an important part of fight prep for…

Comment by Cool Scant on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=kafkod;20906726]Finkel's offer was bullsh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t, which is why he refused to meet with Hearn to discuss it or send him any of the details in writing. It also came with a 24 hour take it or leave it deadline. Maybe you…

Comment by Cool Scant on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=Boro;20908140]I don't really care what Finkel has to say TBH, I remember the type of things he's been alleged to have done to the likes of the Shannon and trying to get Eddie to agree to terms whilst he was…

Comment by KingGilgamesh on 11-26-2020

The $100m from Dazn was very legit. Should Wilder have taken it? Maybe. Why didn't he? Because it would have jeopardised his relationship with Haymon. Haymon was literally quoted as saying the offer was Mayweather "gardening money" or something to…

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