Wilder Responds To Joshua: I'm The Biggest Threat, Not Fury!

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) was stunned at a particular statement that was made by IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

When asked about which boxer he felt was the "biggest threat" to his throne - Joshua named former unified king Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs), who is currently preparing for a planned return.

Wilder took offense to that statement.


Wilder, who knocked out every boxer that he ever faced, is getting ready to return to the ring on Saturday night.

He will defend his world title for a seventh time, when he faces undefeated puncher Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Wilder believes that he's the most dangerous man in the entire division

"If the people around Joshua really cared about him and loved him, I think someone should've tapped him on the shoulder and whispered in his ear to tell him he's got it all wrong," Wilder told Sky Sports.

"Everyone knows that Tyson Fury isn't the biggest threat in the heavyweight division. Everyone knows who is the man in the heavyweight division, hands down. Everybody knows who has the power to beat anyone at any given time, in the first round or 15 seconds into the 12th round.

"I have that ability to do anything I want. I am the most dangerous man in the division, hands down. There hasn't been anyone I have fought that I haven't knocked out."

Joshua is back in the ring on March 31, when he defends his belts in a unification with WBO world champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

Wilder is hoping that Joshua actually believes what he says, because if both of them are victorious in their upcoming bouts then Wilder wants a full unification showdown in the summer or fall.

"If he [Joshua] says that, and he needs to keep that in his mind to feel confident because we know this fight will happen. If that gives him the confidence he needs to try and beat me, he is entitled to his own opinion," Wilder said.

"But I think the fact remains: I am the most dangerous man in the heavyweight division. I can't wait to prove it. I need the opportunity to show it to these guys and if I do, it's on."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jackson8 on 03-01-2018

Fury is a long way from being a threat to anyone.

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=Tricky-Pablo;18528602]At this time Joshua Fury make more money than Joshua Wilder![/QUOTE] Thank you for your uneducated and inexperienced opinion. Why do you believe Joshua vs. Fury would make more money than Joshua vs. Wilder?

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=Tricky-Pablo;18528617]I appreciate your point but listen, Wilder is just a good boxer, and nobody knew him before his first fight vs Stiverne[/QUOTE] 1.34 million people tuned into Showtime for the first Stiverne vs. Wilder fight. If nobody knew who Wilder…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=Redgloveman;18528208]You're pretty naive if you think that publicly begging for a fight means that you really want it.[/QUOTE] I agree. But I didn't say publicly, you did. Wilder was also privately begging Haymon and Finkel for the fight ASAP. He…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 03-01-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;18529207]Keep talking sweet to me and maybe you get your chance.[/QUOTE] What you NEED to do is avoid sweets.

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