Wilder: Once I Beat Fury, Fans Must Pressure Joshua To Fight Me

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is hoping that a victory over Tyson Fury will create a forceful demand for a full division unification with WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is going to defend his title against Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) in the fall, likely on a November date in Las Vegas.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) is going to make a mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin of Russia on September 22 at Wembley in London.


Joshua already has another return date set for April 13, also at Wembley.

But, Wilder believes the boxer's promoter, Eddie Hearn, and head trainer Rob McCracken, will never allow the fight to happen that soon.

Wilder is hoping that an army of fans from both sides of the pond apply a vast amount of pressure to force the high stakes unification to take place.

“We already know they’re not fighting me. Eddie already revealed it, he slipped up and said it. It could be a while. We are going to continue to do our thing. Once I beat Fury, there are not any questions about who the man in the division is. If they continue to pick other people then god bless them," Wilder said.

“The thing is that Rob McCracken is not going to let him fight until Rob McCracken thinks he is ready. I heard that and I believe it. I believe it can happen but only through the power of the fans. I think he is going to have to be forced to do it. You guys, the fans over here have the power to do that. You’re doing that with the ticket sales now.

“This is just the beginning. Once I beat Fury and he is still avoiding me, this can’t be a lost cause. This can’t something that turns into Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe. I don’t want that. I know I’m the best, I just want to prove it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laligalaliga on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19047569]I've watched every interview Hearn has ever done with IFL. When he offered 12.5 million, he claimed it was 30% of the pot (40 million pot). Then he increased his offer to 15 million, which would be 37.5%.…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19047554]Where did you get this information from?[/QUOTE] I've watched every interview Hearn has ever done with IFL. When he offered 12.5 million, he claimed it was 30% of the pot (40 million pot). Then he increased his offer to 15…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 08-25-2018

Hearn claimed 15 million was 37.5%. If Hearn is honest, why not just offer 37.5%? He would have accepted that. Where did you get this information from? Besides, who says wilder is worth more than 15mil? Flat fees never happen…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19046314]You are always interested in wilder taking more money than he deserves than seeing the fight proper.[/QUOTE] Hearn claimed 15 million was 37.5%. If Hearn is honest, why not just offer 37.5%? He would have accepted that. The truth is…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;19046291]First .. you didn't see either of those contracts so you are in no position to tell anybody what was or wasn't in them.[/QUOTE] First, you have no idea what contracts I have and haven't seen. Second, Hearn admitted there…

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