Anthony Joshua insists heavyweight showdown with Deontay Wilder will happen because money talks… and he says he will be studying the Bronze Bomber’s next fight
- Anthony Joshua confident he will eventually have his clash with Deontay Wilder
- Negotiations have previously broken down for fight between Wilder and Joshua
- Joshua, who fights Andy Ruiz on June 1, says superstar fights will happen soon
Anthony Joshua is confident he will eventually have his heavyweight clash with Deontay Wilder because he will be unable to resist the money on offer.
Breakdowns in negotiations and conflicting television deals mean the world’s top three heavyweights – Joshua, Wilder and Tyson Fury – are being kept apart, much to the frustration of fans and pundits.
Joshua, who will fight Andy Ruiz on June 1 at Madison Square Garden, says the superstar fights will happen eventually – simply because they are too big not to.
Anthony Joshua confident he will eventually have his heavyweight clash with Deontay Wilder
He told CNN: ‘I think now the reason why the fight will happen is because people will be interested in earning a pound note off of what’s on the table’.
The June 1 bout marks Joshua’s first on American soil, but has not been without disruption, after initial foe Jarrell Miller failed a drugs test.
After some last-minute scrambling by his team, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion will make his New York debut and has promised audiences stateside that he will put on a show.
He said: ‘I say my message is definitely to look after No 1, help elevate the people around you once you’ve elevated yourself and just be real.’
Negotiations have previously broken down for a fight between Wilder and Joshua
WBC heavyweight champion Wilder meanwhile will defend his title against Dominic Breazeale this weekend, and Joshua says he will be watching closely.
He told Sky Sports: ‘Styles make fights, I think Wilder will fare well against Breazeale. I think Wilder is too quick, he’s a very, very fast heavyweight, but Breazeale is tough, took me seven rounds.
‘I hope Wilder does it in nine, so I can be like ‘hey I done it earlier’. You know how it is, comparisons and stuff, but yeah it will be interesting to see.
‘You look at the small things, I look at the small details – when he’s getting tired, how many right hands he throws in a round. I look at something different, rather than comparisons to the rounds.’
Source: Read Full Article