Deontay Wilder Discusses Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame and His Next Fight
World Boxing Council Heavyweight Champion Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder is looking for his next opponent after a draw in his last fight against Tyson Fury on December 1, 2018.
The one fight the boxing world wants to see is Wilder (40-0-1) face off with Anthony Joshua (22-0). Wilder joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss the potential fight and if it could happen in 2019?
"I wish I had the answer to your question, but I can only speak for myself I can't speak for the other party," Wilder told Ryan Fowler on The Game. "They've shown that they don't want this work, they don't want no smoke from me. I'm the baddest man on the planet and the hardest hitting heavyweight on the planet.
"The heavyweight division is all based on power and I have every bit of that. I don't think they want to make the major risk right now. They are trying to run him as a business as they say and they are doing the cowardly way of it."
Wilder discussed trying to make this fight happen for at least four months and Joshua's camp "refused to make it happen."
"They gave us the run around every time and I decided to take my career and just move forward. 2019 I'm not sure because they already spoke to the universe they are not trying to fight me until 2020.
"We'll see what happens, but one thing about it is the fans are getting fed up with it because they want to see this fight and they want to see it now. I'm ready whenever."
The WBC Heavyweight Champion also addressed a rematch with Fury that could be set for April or May and that could be his next fight.
He also discussed legendary heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers (74-14) entering the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame next weekend at the Tuscaloosa River Market and his impact on the world of boxing, reflects on his own success in the ring and getting into acting.
For more of Deontay Wilder's conversation with Ryan Fowler regarding Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and the Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame, make sure you watch the interview above the article.
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