Wilder: Joshua Was Just a Coward, Turned From $50 Million

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) states that Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) is completely to blame for their negotiations falling apart.

Wilder and Joshua were in talks for a fall unification, but they were unable to agree on the terms.

Wilder and his handlers presented a guarantee of $50 million for Joshua to travel to the United States for the fight, but Joshua and his handlers rejected the proposal - and countered with a flat-fee of $15 million to stage the bout in a UK stadium.


Instead, Joshua made a mandatory defense, and retained his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO titles last month with a seventh round knockout of Alexander Povetkin.

Joshua is set to fight again on April 13th, at Wembley Stadium in London.

Wilder on the other hand is going to headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View card on December 1, when he faces lineal champion Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

"He was just a coward, straight out. He was just a coward. He didn't want to fight. When a guy allows his people to not accept $50 million dollars, that's a guarantee, you don't want to fight," Wilder told The Fair Game.

"When a guy offers me a $15 million flat fee, which is the worst offer in boxing history for a fight of this magnitude, they still didn't want it. With that being said, they don't want to fight - they just want to trick people, manipulate them, contradict and just be compulsive. We've moved on and now I'm in the biggest fight in the world, with Tyson Fury.

"[Joshua] needs someone to narrate the conversation, a middleman. I'm a grown man, I don't deal with boys. I don't need another man to reply to someone else, when we are right here face-timing each other. I think he's a little fearful of me, so we're gonna let him be."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zn1 on 10-31-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19238039]hahahahah so they waited from 2013 until 2015 to pursue the title because they were afraid of vitali's emeritus status?!?!! hahahahahha well last time vitali was emeritus champion, he came back FOUR YEARS LATER and reclaimed his title.…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 10-31-2018

[QUOTE=Zn1;19237442]When Vitali Klitschko vacated the belt, what did the WBC give him? and if you can figure that out, maybe you can also connect the dots and appreciate why Wilder's team delayed in making moves for that vacant WBC title.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Zn1 on 10-31-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19237401]Vitali's title became vacant in 2013. Wilder didn't fight for the title until 2015. Your position doesn't make any sense.[/QUOTE] You always pick out something to claim doesn't make sense when it does and you know it does,…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 10-31-2018

[QUOTE=Zn1;19237362]Wilder was kept away from a title shot until a belt was made vacant by a Klitschko brother, he was never going to be risked against either of them and the proof is right there on his record .. no…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 10-31-2018

[QUOTE=Zn1;19235201]...did Wilder fight either Klitschko brother? did he? DID HE? that's right bro, he f[COLOR="Black"]uc[/COLOR]king well didn't and never would have and if AJ didn't fight Wilder than Wilder also didn't fight him![/QUOTE] What a stupid ****en post lmao. He…

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