Wilder: Joshua Deal Can Get Done if Negotiations Are Private

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes a unification clash with WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua can finally get done - if both sides remain quiet while the negotiations play out.

The two sides have attempted to reach an agreement on more than one occasion, but the contract terms continue to get leaked out as their discussions play out - and eventually they fall apart.

Wilder is back on Saturday night, when he makes a mandatory defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Joshua makes his United States debut on June 1, when he fights Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Wilder is confident that a deal to face Joshua is possible, if their negotiations are handled in the same manner as the WBC champ's 2018 clash with Tyson Fury.

"I want to be able to get in the ring and fight, you know, and give the people what they want, but I think how this is really going to happen - when everything goes silent. There's too many people that's involved in this. There's too many media, fans, everybody. The thing about people, everybody got an opinion about how it should go, this should go this way, this should go that way," Wilder said.

"It's like with the Tyson Fury fight, nobody knew that fight was going to happen. Kept it silent for a reason, and then all of a sudden it came out. It was the most biggest fight and exciting fight around and I think this is the same way it's going to happen, the Joshua fight. It goes silent, everybody comes together and we're able to sort it out that way and then we make an announcement.

"I want it to happen for the fans and I'm sure the fans want it to happen and like I said, once it goes silent, that's when the fight will be made."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Adamsc151 on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19759566]It seemed that Jack Reiss did give Tyson Fury just enough extra time to reach his feet before the count of ten while others are complaining that referee Harvey Dock's count was too fast. However when watching the replay there…

Comment by champion4ever on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=Adamsc151;19758976]I've seen the count a few times now and it was bang on for timing, I thought it was long in the moment though. Fury was up by 10, but then again so was Breazeale on Saturday but that ref…

Comment by Adamsc151 on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19749806]In all due respect mate, Tyson Fury should be very grateful that he walked away with a Draw that night. He was damn near knocked out and would have been counted out had there been another referee. Jack Reiss' ten…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-19-2019

[QUOTE=champion4ever;19758210]That's not true at all. I confess that I can be just as stubborn and obstinate as any boxing fan on here when it comes to defending my favorite fighters or convictions. In addition, I can admit, that I do…

Comment by champion4ever on 05-19-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19758158]Support Wilder, that's fine. Just stop with all the lies. And no one is asking for anyone to love British fighters or Matchroom. It's just the lies, delusion and contradictions I can't abide by. If we keep it sane, then…

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