Deontay Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel has shared his thoughts on a potential super-fight with Anthony Joshua after winning a poll by the British heavyweight posted on his personal Twitter account.
Watford-born Joshua - and current IBF, WBA, and WBO world heavyweight title holder - continued his fearsome domination of the heavyweight division on Saturday night, with a ruthless demolition of former world champion Alexander Povetkin.
Speaking in the ring after his seventh round knockout, Joshua was keen to stress his desire to face current WBC champion Wilder in a title unification fight that would surely be one of the biggest the sport has ever seen.
After also promising to fight whoever his fans and the public wanted him to, Joshua posted a poll on his personal Twitter account, allowing fans to choose between one of Deontay Wilder, fellow Brit Tyson Fury, or former opponent and bitter-rival Dillian Whyte.
With the prospect of an undisputed heavyweight champion on the horizon for the first time in almost 18 years - Lennox Lewis being the last man to unify the division - fans were quick to vote for a super-fight against fellow world champion Wilder, with this option receiving 53% of the vote.
Now, however, with many fans demanding the fight be made before Joshua's next fight at Wembley in April, Wilder's co-manager Shelley Finkel has responded to the rumours that a bout between his fighter and Joshua is imminent.
"I have sent three separate e-mails to Barry [Hearn] saying that I have no desire to meet, unless I have a real offer for Wilder to meet Joshua," Finkel told Sky Sports.
"He and I have been in business long enough to know what that offer would look like".
The prospect of a unification fight between the two heavyweight champions has been floated before, with Wilder having reportedly offered Joshua $50 million for a fight in the past - an offer that Joshua and his camp were quick to accept, but questioned the validity of.
With the stakes now higher than ever before, and the same fight looming once again, it was now Finkel's turn to question their rival fighter's camp, with the American promoter seemingly doubtful of Joshua's intentions.
"Team Joshua does not care what fight the public that supports them want," Finkel said of Wilder winning the poll.
"If they did, they would follow the poll they created to determine who the public wants Joshua to fight next.
"The public spoke, and Joshua hid."
Before any potential fight with Joshua, Alabama-born Wilder has the difficult task of navigating fellow Brit, and former world champion Tyson Fury.
Despite an almost three-year hiatus from the ring, Fury has returned with two wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta, and has repeatedly spoken of his confidence in his abilities to triumph, come December 1.
Were Wilder to lose the fight in December, Joshua's camp have already stated their intentions to continue pushing for a fight, regardless of the lack of world titles on offer.
A win for Fury would, however, raise the unbelievable prospect of an all-British heavyweight unification fight - a prospect that would surely leave very few fans disappointed about a missing fight with Wilder.News Now - Sport News