Despite the fact that Anthony Joshua is set to fight Bulgarian brute Kubrat Pulev on October 28, one other potential fight for the British heavyweight has continued to dominate the headlines.
American WBC champion Deontay Wilder has expressed his desire to take part in a unification fight with Eddie Hearn's man, a bout which would be the biggest the division has seen in some years.
However, there have been rumblings that Joshua may not be ready for the showdown for some years, with some reports even suggesting that a fight may not happen until 2019 or 2020.
These claims have infuriated Wilder, as he believes the Brit is simply waiting for him to get old to achieve victory.
He also hints that Joshua may be avoiding a random drug testing protocol, something which is mandatory in any fight involving Wilder's WBC belt - Luis Ortiz was the latest fighter to fail the screening.
WILDER CALLS OUT JOSHUA
"I just want to know what the hell is going on in the heavyweight division? I have just woken up to multiple articles from Anthony Joshua saying he isn't mentally, physically or emotionally ready for me," Wilder said, per Boxing Scene.
"He may take up to 2020 until he can build up the courage to really fight me. Basically he is trying to get me old. I ain't getting old any time soon. Trust me.
"I am the most feared heavyweight in the division. None of the best don't want to go down and lose their record. Eddie Hearn told me Joshua will knock me down in three. Then let him fight me! It's either two things, you're scared or you're doping. Make the motherf***ing fight then, why you scared?"
The world has been waiting for Joshua to respond to Wilder's brutal call out and now, they have got their wish and he's done it in spectacular fashion.
"All these guys talk about me all the time and it's negative, always negative, but sooner or later I'll be ramming my jab down their throat," Joshua told Sky News when advised of Wilder's statements.
"It's not a matter of if, it's just a matter of when when it comes to the likes of David Haye and Deontay Wilder because there has been no era of boxing where heavyweights, middleweights, welterweights haven't come together. We have to fight each other and that's just the way it's going to go."
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