By Chineze Ogugua
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has challenged Anthony Joshua to a fight, stating that Joshua would be well beaten in his ‘safe haven’ of Great Britain.
Wilder made the statement in an interview with BBC Sport after he defended his belt against Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, a week after Joshua retained the WBA and IBF crowns against Carlos Takam in Cardiff.
The win took Wilder’s unbeaten record to 38 knockouts from 39 bouts in his professional career.
“Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America,”
“But if you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion.”
Wilder also accused promoter Eddie Hearn of “brainwashing” British fans into hyping Anthony Joshua as the best Heavyweight boxer in the world.
“I think Eddie is ducking me more so than Joshua. If Joshua’s a strong champion, a true champion, you guys in England should smoke him out, make him fight. You should see if he’s the best.”
“My heart says I’m the best, if I’m not I want someone to show me.”
No fighter has ever held the WBO,WBC,WBA and IBF titles since the WBO was founded in 1988.