‘I Want Them to Keep That Same Energy’ – Deontay Wilder Opens Up on a Potential Undisputed Title Bout With Anthony Joshua

Published 06/03/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder takes a break during his media day workout at Churchill Boxing Club on November 05, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Former heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder has the opportunity to shock the world. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ won his arbitration case against Tyson Fury and will face ‘The Gypsy King’ for the third time. Victory against Fury would not only avenge his loss but also make him the WBC champion again.

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The pair will meet on July 24, and Wilder has already started training hard for the bout. In addition, the American showed his desire to knockout Fury when he said he wanted to decapitate him. And such is the confidence Wilder has now given his thoughts on a potential bout with Anthony Joshua.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in the tenth round of their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 42-1-1 boxer spoke to Premier Boxing Champions on an Instagram Livestream, and Fighthype.com caught onto it. When asked about a potential undisputed title bout with Anthony Joshua, Wilder said,

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“Y’all already know what I want, man. But, as I’m hearing, they’re already making up excuses. You know we’re going to hear about mandatories and that other bullsh*t, man. But I want them to keep that same energy.”

Thus, this comment showed Wilder believes Joshua will duck him. He then added, “They tried to make the Fury fight. So, I mean, sh*t, he said it ain’t about the man, it’s about the person with the belt, right? Alright then, we’re going to hold their word to that.”

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The comments from Wilder showed he wants to face Joshua. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has already started the war of words and suggested that ‘AJ’ and his team did not have the same enthusiasm to make the fight with him as they did with Fury.

The two heavyweights have a history together, as rumors have constantly linked them to a bout. The strongest links came after the first Wilder-Fury bout. However, the fight fell through since Wilder demanded a lot of money.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Now, as seen with the Tyson Fury agreement, money is no longer an issue for Anthony Joshua and his team. Therefore, it is no surprise that Deontay Wilder wants to see the same enthusiasm to make the fight if he wins. However, based on his comments, he is already pessimistic about it happening.

What do you make of these comments from Deontay Wilder? Do you think Anthony Joshua will fight him if he wins?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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