By Chineze Ogugua
WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is quite unhappy with the fact that his much publicized fight against WBA, IBF or WBO champion Anthony Joshua will be further delayed and has therefore branded Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn as “cowards”.
This comes after the WBA yesterday ordered Joshua to agree a deal for a fight against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin which meant that the bout with Wilder looked set to be delayed.
Wilder tweeted in the backdrop of the new development, “You’re not a true champion‼️ you’re just a weak minded coward that’s holding hard metal. #Facts.”
“All they had to do is say they were scared to fight. Period. But instead they made themselves look like what they are, not stand up guys.”
“I’m so happy it’s over now I’ve done my part the world seen that so stay in England.”
In response, Hearn tweeted, claiming to have sent a contract to Wilder’s team last week of which they failed to respond.
“You did it all. Apart from none of the above or sign the contract or even respond to the contract.”
Joshua’s opponent Povetkin who has 34 wins out of 35 fights, knocked out David Price in March to become mandatory challenger.
A win between Joshua and Wilder would see the winner become the first man in history to hold all four heavyweight world titles.
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