” Deontay Wilder insists he is not ‘jealous’ of Anthony Joshua and has dismissed a suggestion that he has been ‘hypocritical’ in his approach to negotiations. The two reigning heavyweight world champions have been in and out of talks over a unification bout for more than a year now with precious little positive developments.
4 Deontay Wilder holds the WBC heavyweight title In 2018, Wilder offered Joshua $50million for the bout, however, AJ’s team questioned the legitimacy of the proposal and ultimately turned it down. Last month, Joshua’s US broadcaster DAZN offered Wilder a $100million three-fight deal including two bouts against AJ, however he rejected this to stick with Showtime.
As part of his reasoning for the decision, Wilder stated that DAZN had refused to tell him what Joshua would be earning for their contests. When asked whether this made him a hypocrite because he’d never disclosed his earnings to AJ in the initial $50million offer, Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice: “No it don’t, because with that deal it’s self-explanatory.
4 Anthony Joshua is the WBA, IBF and WBO unified champion “What we were offering AJ, he was gonna get the $50million up front, guaranteed. “Of course everything else is gonna be split down the middle, but out of the amount that we anticipated was gonna be made, we already gave him 50 per cent up front.1xbet bonus rules “The difference between me and Joshua is Joshua asked for $50million, he said that out of his own mouth and he declined. We called his bluff and he didn’t wanna take it. “That’s the difference, I ain’t asking for nothing.
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Wilder responded: “People always talk about – and this is the most ignorant comment I’ve heard dealing with boxing – talking about fighting people’s leftovers. 4 After his draw with Tyson Fury in December, Deontay Wilder will next fight against Dominic Breazeale on May 18 “Especially in the heavyweight division, it’s a small division… “That’s the dumbest s*** I’ve ever heard in my life.
Period. “It ain’t no such thing as leftovers in no f***ing fight, people gonna continue to fight. “If they lose, they’re gonna build themselves back up and get themselves in position to fight again. That’s how it works.” 4 Anthony Joshua will fight Jarrell Miller on June 1 Finally as part of this fan Q&A, a Joshua supporter queried whether Wilder was ‘jealous’ of his rival.https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/ليونيل_ميسي
This did not go down well with the 33-year-old, who answered: “Why would I be jealous of AJ? I’m the wrong person for that. “What does AJ got that I want? He doesn’t have nothing that I want. “Everything that he has, that’s nothing to me… “I love life, I got money in the bank, ain’t nobody going broke around here, so why would I be jealous?” ” ” Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder exchanged a friendly greeting following AJ’s knockout of Wladimir Klitschko back in 2017.
Very few people realised it at the time, but the heavyweight champions fist bumped one another with the Brit leaning out of the ring to recognise the American. ?? Didn’t realise this happened before now – Anthony Joshua greeted Deontay Wilder with a fist bump after his win over Wladimir Klitschko. Wilder was ringside with Sky, while his co-manager Shelly Finkel (also managed Klitschko) was next to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn. pic.twitter.com/vCdSdfLb7m — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 24, 2019 /**/ /**/ Even Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel was in attendance on the night as he also represented Klitschko.
Finkel brushed shoulders with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn that evening, but relations between the two camps have since soured. After negotiations failed to make an undisputed heavyweight title bout between them last year, Joshua/Hearn and Wilder/Finkel fell out. It looks unlikely that their fight will happen in the near future and things are now so bad between the teams that, if it does, it’ll likely be put together through the proxy of DAZN’s John Skipper.
You can look back at a simpler time when all parties could stand to be in the same place together in the video above. 1 Anthony Joshua met Shelly Finkel after his fight with Wladimir Klitschko “