WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is still aggravated by how the negotiations played out for a unification with IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO champion Anthony Joshua.
The two sides were in stalks for the fall, but they were unable to reach an agreement on the monetary terms.
Initially Wilder and his handlers offered Joshua a guarantee of $50 million to take the fight in the United States. And then Joshua, and his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, countered back with a flat free of $15 million - which Wilder quickly rejected.
The two fighters decided to go in separate directions, for the moment.
Joshua will make a mandatory defense of his title against Alexander Povetkin of Russia on September 22 at Wembley in Londo,
Wilder finalized a deal to make a defense of his title against lineal champion Tyson Fury on yet to be determined November date in Las Vegas.
Wilder was shocked that he was never given a percentage of the event revenues after Joshua and Hearn gave Joseph Parker a percentage for their March unification in Cardiff.
“How low can you think of a person to degrade a man of my stature and what I’ve done for this sport. No matter what you think of me, $15 million and no percentage?," Wilder asked.
“When you gave a guy lower than me that has done nothing for the sport a percentage but you want to give the baddest man on the planet no percentage? It don’t get no clearer than that they don’t want the fight.”
The winner of the two upcoming heavyweight fights will be in line to fight each other in 2019.
Joshua already has a date reserved on April 13, also at Wembley, but Wilder doubts their fight will happen. He believes Joshua is going to select his promotional stablemate, Dillian Whyte, for a rematch of their December 2015 showdown.