WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1) was not impressed, to say the least, by the official announcement for Anthony Joshua’s next fight.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’s team is currently in negotiations with Frank Warren and Tyson Fury for the highly anticipated rematch between the two, but it’s quite obvious that the American champ is keeping an eye on the situation in his division.
Just hours after the fight between Joshua and Miller was made official, Wilder chipped in on the conversation.
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“Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America. He is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city. He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America,’ Wilder told TalkSport.
‘The people that do know [Joshua], they know about the $50million he rejected, they know about the story of the $15million he offered me and why the fight is not happening.
‘So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see. ‘I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen’.
‘I know they’re expecting the English to come over and support it big, but it shouldn’t be that way. ‘If he done the right thing and accepted the fight, and say he’s coming over to fight Deontay Wilder, the outcome would be crazy’, said the 33-year-old champ.