WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder had some choice words for Anthony Joshua following a threat in the UK media by the British puncher.
Wilder and Joshua have long been linked to a 2018 blockbuster showdown either at Wembley Stadium or in Las Vegas and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ did not mince his words when talking about his biggest divisional rival.
“Bro, like what the f**k Anthony Joshua? You’re going to soon be ramming your jab down my throat?” Wilder said on Instagram.
“To be honest, this don’t sound too good unless it’s some next level ish.
“I guess I’ll have to son you and teach you how a champion supposed to talk — so when they hear you, they shall also feel you.
Next time I’d rather hear how you gonna knock my ass out. Make me smile.”
Dismissing Joshua’s trash talk, which is somewhat out of character for the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, hasn’t brought Wilder any closer to his dream match-up as the pair are both in training for upcoming contests.
Wilder is due to meet mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne on November 4, although a week before that fight goes down, Joshua will defend his clutch of belts against Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium.
Promoter Eddie Hearn had targeted 2018 to bring the two top division super-powers together, whilst Joshua said in a recent interview he hopes to meet Wilder in 2020.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no doubting the encounter is the biggest out there for the heavyweights, who also are aware keeping the clash simmering could make it more worthwhile in the future.