Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua labelled ‘corny’ for refusing £37m fight, brother claims


Marsellos Wilder, a 29-yr-antique cruiserweight, will make his debut within the expert boxing global later this night in his place of origin of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US.

he’s taking on 4-combat novice Jayln Anthony hoping to emulate his older brother’s ferocious knockout report; Deontay has stopped all 39 warring parties he has shared the hoop with, and the 32-year-old is determined to add Anthony Joshua’s name to the listing.

Negotiations among the 2 camps were persevering with inside the heritage for a number of weeks, due to the fact Joshua’s victory over Joseph Parker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in March.

Deontay Wilder

last month, Wilder individually emailed Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, presenting a assured $50m if AJ agreed to combat on the american’s phrases; the deal was received with scepticism by the Brit’s representatives, main to a stalemate in talks.

Hearn these days suggested an assertion will be made in the next two weeks whether or not the fight will manifest subsequent but brother Marsellos claimed the blame could lie completely with Joshua’s crew if fans are disadvantaged of seeing the bout this yr.

“I experience the state of affairs is corny,” Marsellos told world Boxing News.


“right here you have got the heavyweight department booming at its maximum stage and two undefeated knockout artists combating for all of the belts. Plus, you got 50 million bucks at the table.

“There’s one champ who in reality desires it and the other champ who seems unsure, however the entire international is requesting this fight.

“the one component I realize for positive is that Deontay will fight on some other planet if it’s safe and they’re paying the champ a truthful deal and what he merits.

“I suppose Joshua possibly desires to take the combat however his handlers don’t. They know it’s a large danger against Deontay as he’s a huge puncher.”

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