Heavyweight Deontay Wilder believes he might need to fly out to the UK and have a "man to man" discussion with fellow former world champion Anthony Joshua.

For the last few months, there were talks of a year-end showdown with Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

According to Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, some managerial changes in Saudi, with the executives who handle sports, have derailed the funding for that event.

Hearn is still motivated to make that fight in 2024 - even if happens to land in a different location.

But, Wilder is not sold on Joshua's willingness to move forward.

“I just don't know what's up with Joshua. Maybe I'm gonna have to go to England and sit down with him on some real man sh!t… I don't want him to feel like I have anything against him, but I know he's afraid of me. Joshua, me and you is the biggest fight in the world bro, what are you doing? I really wanna talk to that dude," Wilder said to Blue Blood Sports TV.

Wilder has been out of the ring for some time, with his last ring appearance taking place in October of 2022 - when he knocked out Robert Helenius in a single round at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

For his part, Joshua has been a lot more active.

He returned to the ring in April and won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jermaine Franklin. He came back to action in the month of August, with a knockout victory over late-replacement Robert Helenius. Joshua was hoping to squeeze in a third fight in the month of December - but his next ring appearance is more likely to land in the early months of 2024.