Deontay Wilder shares opinions on heavyweight rival AJ
Deontay Wilder continues to slam Anthony Joshua as he prepares to face Joshua Parker on the 23rd and claims the former two-time Heavyweight Champ is beatable and nervous.
Speaking to Instant Casino, Deontay Wilder said:
‘Very beatable’ Anthony Joshua has lost the respect of the heavyweight division
“I didn't have to say anything [to AJ at the press conference], everyone said what needed to be said, especially Jarrell Miller. I can't stand him one bit, but he told the truth about AJ. By him saying what he said, enough was said. I didn't need to come at AJ. It seemed like a lot of other guys were already coming at him. It seems like he doesn't have the respect he once had. A lot of the guys coming up disrespect him and say anything to him. And I think that's kind of a frustrating thing for him, to go from one state of mind – everyone respects him – to now losing a few times and everyone now thinks you're very beatable and we can beat you, so we're going to talk trash to you and get to you. That's what I got from [being around] him.
“But, for me, he was all nervous. Nerves when it comes to me, because they don't know how I am. They don't know how I am in different situations, so when I came in that relaxed manner it really shocked him. And it shocked a lot of people. I wish the best for AJ, but it's been a long time coming between me and him; the anticipation, the hype, this is the number one fight in the world. Everywhere I go, that's the main fight people ask me about and one day soon it will finally happen after all these years of trying over and over again. Recently their side admitted they held this fight up; not taking the $50M, low balling me, flat fees and all that stuff. But with patience and time the truth shall reveal itself and it has. He's got to get Wallin out the way and I've got to get Parker out the way and may God be with us in those fights and when we come out safe we let the big games begin.”
If we both win, there are no obstacles stopping our fight from happening
“I don't see anything stopping this fight happening between me and AJ at this time. I don't know all the plans that are ahead, but what I've seen so far and as of right now, there's nothing stopping it. The only thing that could potentially stop it is either one of us losing on December 23. That's the only thing I can see stopping it. Other than that, everything else that stopped it happening before like his manager and promoter, I don't think that problem exists at this moment in time. Everyone is in agreement and was on board last time I spoke with everyone. If and when we both win on December 23, you all can look forward to a great 2024, Wilder versus Joshua.”
Otto Wallin has got a huge chance to upset the fight
“Otto Wallin has got a huge chance to upset the fight. Everyone has got a chance, it depends what dog they bring to the fight and how hungry he is on the night, even Parker, he has a great deal of a chance, no matter how hard I hit, or what I possess. He has as much chance as I. Because I still have to perform and bring my training and preparation.”
The Saudis have the date and location for possible AJ showdown
“I'm ready, willing and able to do whatever the Saudis have planned. I like what I've been hearing and I like the structure. One thing that's been refreshing working with them is they've got the time, they’ve got the dates, they’ve got the locations, and they have configured how much they're going to pay you, and as a fighter to have a schedule, oh my god that's a beautiful thing. We don't ever get time, place and person and this is the money you're going to receive.”
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