Wilder: This Won't Be Like Lewis-Bowe, Joshua FIght Will Happen

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants assure everyone that a potential unification with Anthony Joshua will not play out in the same fashion as the failed heavyweight cracker of the 90s between Riddick Bowe and Lennox Lewis.

Bowe and Lewis were Olympic rivals and their fight was one of the biggest bouts to be made in boxing.

But it never happened. Bowe vacated the WBC title rather than face mandatory challenger Lewis in 1993, and both boxers went in their own directions.

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Wilder was back on Saturday night, when he blew Dominic Breazeale in the first round at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

And Joshua will defend the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO titles against once-beaten challenger Andy Ruiz on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Should Joshua win, there will be a lot of pressure on both men to make their showdown take place.

"It's going to happen, it will happen. I believe in all my heart it will happen. I don't want this to be a Lennox [Lewis] and [Riddick] Bowe situation, I definitely don't. The heavyweight division is so lit right now, it's on fire right now. I think it is our obligation, our duty to give the fans what they want," Wilder told Sky Sports.

"I always say how we've been trying, but it's going to come back around again and I think the next time it comes around the discussions, that deal we've been trying to make, something is going to get done.

"I just want people to have patience, and with patience comes time and just let us have our moments and let us do what we do. When things go silent, that's when the magic happens. It may not come when you want it, but it's always on time."

"Not at all, I promise you that."They were

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-21-2019

It's all set up for AJ or Wilder to lose before they meet, and that will be good - strike while the irons hot. In any event, I'm not even bothered about this fight happening anymore - if it does…

Comment by Brooklyn926 on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=Palakin Stu;19757742]A side B side killing boxing. Percentage of the purse should be determined by the odds-makers. Joshua v. Wilder probably round 50/50.[/QUOTE] Chill bro you’re gonna get Joshua’s highly paid blog post negotiators riled up, jabbing numbers, %’s and…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=Oldskoolg;19758080]Personally I don’t mind the fight happening in 2020. Wilder is getting more and more popular and with him and PBC, boxing in the USA is booming. By the time they do meet, every sports fan in America will know…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-20-2019

It if the biggest fight in modern heavyweight history, so we need to be patient. Was there ever any hw fight for ALL the belts since we have 4 belts ( +IBO)?

Comment by Laligalaliga on 05-20-2019

[QUOTE=Brettcappe;19757852]Enough with the ducking already! One fight 50/50. Wilder would jump at it. The robot? Probably not![/QUOTE] I can't have 4 belts and give you 50/50. Am not insane. Over.

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