Wilder sees himself in the biggest fight in boxing. No, not against Usyk


Former WBC champion American heavyweight knockout Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) sees himself in the coolest fight in the heavyweight. This is not the fourth confrontation with Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and not a fight with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) for three championship belts.

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He speaks about the fight with the Englishman Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) that never took place on time: “I have a fight ahead of me with Robert Helenius. And I don’t start a new business until I’ve sorted out the turnover. Usyk also recently started talking about a duel with me. But we didn’t immediately run to negotiate with his team, right? Yes, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had something to offer. But I do remember how I lost half a year to negotiate with them, but was left with nothing. They can say whatever they want. They are generally the same manipulators. But there are facts, and they are not in their favor. Joshua and I should have fought years ago. I should have beaten him and become the undisputed world champion.”

Despite this, Wilder does not refuse the fight with Joshua and new negotiations with Hearn: “Nafiga is not closed yet. As long as Joshua is in business, there’s always a chance we can still make a deal. Why do I need it? To tell the truth, I still hear from the fans: “Dude, when are you going to fight Joshua?” Now this fight is the biggest fight in boxing. Yes, still the biggest. Fight number 1. The fight everyone is asking for. It will take place. Just everything has its time. We’re just tired of Eddie’s games. Do you want to negotiate? No problem. But come on time, not when we have signed a contract for another fight.”

Joshua is on a two-in-a-row losing streak to Usyk. According to Wilder, Hearn could have avoided a second fight with the Ukrainian, “he just wanted to play it safe – get at least some money. I don’t think he believed that Joshua had a chance to beat Usyk. I think it was an attempt to play it safe. But I could be wrong.”

However, Wilder “would like to kick Usyk’s ass first and then fight Ruiz.” And he also wants Ngannou, and he is in favor. Have you seen the lean Wilder on his paws? We have 6 minutes of video of him working in the hall.