Khan: Maybe Joshua Has Fear, That's Why He Didn't Face Wilder

Amir Khan speculates that his countryman, Anthony Joshua, may have a bit of fear in his heart when it comes to a potential unification with Deontay Wilder.

The two heavyweights were negotiating the terms a few months ago, but their discussions were abruptly stopped when Joshua's team indicated that a mandatory defense was necessary against Alexander Povetkin.

Joshua retained his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles with a knockout of Povetkin in seven rounds at Wembley Stadium in London.


Wilder would finalize a deal to defense his WBC world title against Tyson Fury, which took place last Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The fight was a give and take affair that ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

A rematch appears likely.

Joshua is scheduled to return on April 13th, back at Wembley. He wants to face Wilder on the date - but very few insiders expect the contest to happen.

“One thing about fighters… The fight would have happened if [Joshua] wasn’t scared of him. Maybe he has a little bit of fear in him – that's why the fight never happened," Khan said to Express Sport.

“It’s hard to say sometimes – maybe [Joshua] was getting paid more money to fight someone easy. And he thought: ‘Why should I take that risk?’ Because it is a risk, at the end of the day.”

As far as Wilder and Fury, Khan feels that it might be better for both of them to take an interim-bout and then come together for a rematch.

“I think maybe they’ll both take an easier fight in between,” Khan added.

“Because sometimes what we see is two hard fights on the trot can take a lot out of a fighter.

“Get the confidence back, take an easy fight, little work, go back to the hard fight again. As I’ve been told by many trainers, many experienced trainers – they say: ‘Never jump into a hard fight again.’”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=BoxHec;19330656]And you? you talk about what? lol The subject of that article was Joshua not wanting to fight Wilder.. something to say about that? no? so STFU moron! (And it's for the majority of the posters here, instead of talking…

Comment by BoxHec on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19330197]Khan talking about fighters feeling fear when he's been ducking Brook for years now. You can't make this **** up. They just know, Amir? You're damn right.[/QUOTE] And you? you talk about what? lol The subject of that article was…

Comment by champion4ever on 12-05-2018

Well Khan, tells us something that we don't already know. Of course the boy has fear of the "The Bronze Bomber" that's why he priced himself out of a potential Wilder showdown by turning down $80mil and refusing to fight…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=Dramacyde;19327914]Joshua doesn't have a big enough C*ck to satisfy Khan's wife![/QUOTE] What do you know about the size of AJ's c0ck? Got something to tell us have you?

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;19327909]Definitely not in the minority he bro. He has ducked Brook now for whatever reasons now for years. I think he's willing to be knocked out by anyone else besides Brook. I feel if he loses to Brook that would…

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