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Deontay Wilder on Anthony Joshua 'stalling' to fight him

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One of the biggest fights that can be made in boxing today, and possibly in the history of the heavyweight division, is a collision between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

Wilder is the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion of the world who has won all but one  of his 38 professional fights via knockout. He is certainly one of the most feared men in the heavyweight division, and the only man that rivals that fear is the WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua.

Joshua is an absolute monster inside the ring, as the former Olympic Gold Medalist has won all 20 of his professional fights via knockout. Boxing fans have been calling for a fight between the pair for some time now, and they may just get it sooner rather than later.

If Wilder wins his title defense against Bermane Stiverne this weekend (Sat. November 4, 2017) in New York it could potentially set up the dream match. Wilder, however, believes that Joshua is attempting to stall the fight from happening (quotes via Boxing Scene):

"That’s going to be up to those guys, we are ready to go. We are ready to go any given time. I’m ready to go after this fight once my mandatory is up and over with.

"Why not bring us together? But they’re running a business over there in England, they’re running an operation that they don’t want to let go off just yet.

"They go me on the other hand, and I mess up all the plans," Wilder told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"I’m so dangerous, that’s why they’ve been stalling, that’s why they’re not trying to make the fight. That’s why they have been trying to add popularity and money into the situation to try to block it.

"Nobody cares about who has more followers on social media, who gives a f***? This is boxing, when did it get to the point where we care about that?

"It’s all excuses upon excuses, but at the end of the day, there’s going to come a time where there ain’t gonna be more excuses, they won’t have many places to run because even the UK fans are going to stop believing their own bullsh*t."

What are your thoughts on Wilder saying that Joshua is 'stalling' when it comes to having to fight him? Do you think that the Englishman is indeed avoiding a fight with Wilder? Or is he simply just trying to fulfill his mandatory defense duties instead? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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