Deontay Wilder has once again taunted Anthony Joshua in an attempt to set up a heavyweight division unification fight in 2019.
Wilder currently holds the WBC belt, with Joshua prizing over the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
The pair are sitting on a combined record of 62-0-1, and Wilder is in prime position to secure the next marquee match-up in the heavyweight division, with Tyson Fury also putting the pressure on AJ.
Talks between the pair broke down last summer, with both AJ and Wilder accusing each other of halting the negotiation process, but Wilder has now claimed on the Joe Rogan podcast that AJ is desperate to fight him
On the podcast, Wilder recapped his fight with Fury, saying: "If people were excited and enjoyed that one, imagine the rematch. It's gonna be amazing."
Rogan then taunted Joshua about his next opponent, claiming: "It puts him in a terrible situation. Terrible. It looks awful.
"He's gonna fight some other guy, and no-one gives a f*** and it's like whatever titles you've got their bulls***, they don't mean anything, everybody knows this is where the real title is.
"They definitely begging it now," replied Wilder.
"He's trying to reach out all of a sudden now, his management have been trying to reach out to mine.
"He could have had this opportunity, he could have followed Luis Ortiz, he could have followed Fury as well."
The year 2019 is already shaping up to be another year of incredible heavyweight boxing.
A rematch between Wilder and Fury is on the cards, whilst the boxing world has its eyes on AJ to fight both Wilder and Fury next year.
As for this year, it closes with Dillian Whyte taking on Derek Chisora for the second time at the O2 on December 22, all whilst Oleksandr Usyk lurks in the background with the potential to make his step up to the heavyweight division.