Deontay Wilder is ready to hold Anthony Joshua to his word.
Joshua recently expressed his frustration at his canceled heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson Fury and accused the latter of never wanting the fight despite announcing it prior.
The reason the fight didn’t come to fruition was because an arbitrator ruled that Wilder was contractually obligated to a third fight with Fury for the WBC title.
And while Wilder is fully focused on regaining his old crown against Fury, his main goal is to unify the division.
That is, if Joshua sticks to his word.
“My focus is definitely on Fury… Once I do that [and beat him], then you already know what I want,” Wilder said in a recent interview (via Boxing Scene). “But, from what I’m hearing, they’re already making up their excuses. You know we’re going to hear about mandatory [fights] and all that other bullsh-t.
“But I want them to keep the same energy – they tried to make the Fury fight. He said, ‘It ain’t about the man, it’s about the person with the belts,’ right? We’re going to hold their word to that.”
The camps of Joshua and Wilder have clashed in the past when it came to negotiations with both sides accusing the other of not wanting the fight back in 2018 which eventually led to Fury fighting Wilder.
Hopefully, we get a title unification clash later this year no matter who wins between Fury and Wilder.