Anthony Joshua’s Hungry Reaction to Deontay Wilder’s Call Out
It looks like we could finally see a battle between UK and US heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Following his victory over Bermane Stiverne in the final second of the first round, Deontay Wilder mocked Joshua’s accent, “declared war” on the Englishman and asked if Joshua was scared to hop into the ring with him.
“I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now,” Wilder said. “I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge? … I’ve been waiting for a long time. I know I’m the champion, I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?
“A king don’t chase the peasants. A king takes kings,” he continued. “I want Joshua. If he don’t give me the fight we have other plans … why should I go to England to fight a peasant without the king on the contract? The world want Joshua, the world want Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua, come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more dodging, no more excuses… make the date, don’t wait.”
“The world wants Joshua, the world wants Wilder, I want Joshua. Joshua, come and see me baby. No more dodging, no more excuses. Make the date, don’t wait. Let’s see who is the best.”
Joshua, by contrast, had been pretty damned relaxed about Wilder, simply letting the hype between them simmer. That is until Joshua fired off a three-word text to his promoter Eddie Hearn, who revealed to SkySports that Joshua definitely seemed to be confident about how the fight would go down. “I’ll eat him,” read the text.
Joshua is known to be the bigger fighter of the two, weighing in officially at 113 kilograms to Wilder’s 103 kilograms. Both men are known for their ridiculous knockout power, with Joshua winning all 20 of his pro fights by knockout, and Wilder having won 38 of his 39 bouts by knockout also. Simply put, if these two ever fight, it’s going to be an absolute war.
“He will put Anthony Joshua to sleep,” said Lou DiBella, Wilder’s promoter, to The Guardian.
“No one punches like him, no one has the reach he has, no one has the one-punch power he has. He’s the scariest heavyweight on the planet.
“He’s Anthony Joshua’s biggest test, he’s Anthony Joshua’s worst nightmare.”