Deontay Wilder has made a big claim about Eddie Hearn & Anthony Joshua at his final weigh-in

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It is the fight most boxing fans want to see, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder.

The two undisputed heavyweight champions supposedly have a bout pencilled in for sometime in 2018, although, due to Wilder having to fight a mandatory WBC challenger next, arranging the mega-fight could be tricky.

Joshua has also been linked with a huge British fight against the returning Tyson Fury, while Wilder himself has also been called out by the 'Gypsy King'.

What's been the most annoying thing is how long it has taken to even mention the notion of a bout between the American brawler and the 2012 Olympic champion.

It's been constantly put off when in reality, it is the fight the heavyweight division needs.

Joshua has already seen off Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley, so why not bring on the next best thing?


Now, the Bronze Bomber is a big fan of the trash talk, just ask his upcoming opponent on Saturday evening, Haitian Bermane Stiverne.

At the final weigh in late Friday evening, Wilder was, of course, questioned about a potential fight against Joshua and he stated that he thinks the reason behind it not occurring is due to fear.

That's right, he thinks Eddie Hearn and AJ are aware that the American could easily ruin his 20-0 career, so they are putting off for now at all costs.

Deontay Wilder Media Workout


"As soon as Anthony Joshua accepts the fight, then I'll be there," said Wilder, who claims that promoter Hearn has been delaying the contest for Joshua to gain more experience.

"They're trying to distract people because they know that I'm a danger to anybody's career. All their excuses have nothing to do with the sport of boxing. The only thing people care about is the best fighting the best, and that's what I'm trying to do."


The Bronze Bomber then re-affirmed his desire to fight the Londoner, stating that a state of war has been delcared.

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"I declare war. I am declaring war upon AJ. I will not chase him," said Wilder.

"We are going to lure you in, you can only run for so long and so far. Eddie Hearn can say what he wants. Let me help you. You want me to fight Dillian Whyte and I want Joshua.

"Put them in a package and let me fight. I will knock out Whyte easy. I could do it with one hand tied behind my back."

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