Deontay Wilder publicly taunts Anthony Joshua as Tyson Fury fight edges closer

'HUMILIATION'

There is no love lost between the American and AJ’s team

Deontay Wilder is on the verge of securing a proposed Tyson Fury fight, and has rubbed it in to Anthony Joshua.

The American was furious when negotiations for his bout with AJ fell through earlier in the summer, and has now taunted the Brit as a result.

Wilder and Fury clashed after Wilder’s KO of Artur Szpilka in 2016

Wilder and Fury clashed after Wilder’s KO of Artur Szpilka in 2016

Joshua will face his WBA and WBO mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on September 22 at Wembley Stadium, live on talkSPORT, while Wilder v Fury is being planned for November 10/17.

“People should know that this fight is happening,” Wilder reassured BoxingScene. “It will happen. We just can’t wait. We can’t wait to announce it and get it on.

“It could be wrapped up next week. I don’t see nothing that will stop this fight from happening, nothing at all.”

It didn’t take long before Deontay Wilder referred back to his failed negotiations with Anthony Joshua as a measuring stick between his two potential opponents.

“I respect for him and I salute him [Fury] for trying to save face for his country. Because we’re laughing at them hard, especially when Joshua asked for $ 50 million. But Fury, he’s a true champion. This is what champions are all about.”

Boxing fans will have to wait for Joshua v Wilder

Boxing fans will have to wait for Joshua v Wilder

“This is humiliation for Joshua’s side,” Wilder then declared.

“They didn’t wanna fight, they didn’t wanna let me in the ring, they didn’t want no confrontation with me, they didn’t wanna look me in the eye.

“So we’re showing the young boy what it is to be a man, what the requirements of this job are.

“I hope Joshua and his team are taking notes on what real champions are supposed to do. Real kings are supposed to fight each other.”

Earlier in the day, AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn stated that he doesn’t believe the fight between Wilder and Fury will happen.

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