Deontay Wilder has accused Anthony Joshua and his team of attempting to pull the wool over the public’s eyes with their run to the top of the heavyweight mountain.
Joshua is on the verge of picking up a fourth world title in the top weight class against Joseph Parker on March 31 and Wilder has been forced to the outskirts of the Londoner’s blueprint.
As he awaits a defining night once ‘AJ’ agrees to face him, Wilder believes it’s just a matter of time before he blows all of Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn’s plans to reign out of the water.
“I want him just as bad as everybody else wants him. If it was up to me, we would’ve been fighting two years ago. I’ve been calling this man out,” said Wilder.
“When they hyped him up and said he was this, said he was that. I’m the type of person that I get happy for other people. With me and my happiness and me being successful, that’s all up to me. It ain’t up to nobody else.
“So, when I see other people doing great things, when I see good things coming to other people, I get happy for other people. It’s a hard thing for people to get happy for other people because things don’t happen for them but I’m not like that because I know my blessings will sure enough come. All I got to do is keep working.
“I come in peace all of the time but with him, I don’t think Joshua wants to fight me. His promoters don’t want him to fight me.
“They’re on the goal of trying to build this resume, saying they want to be the first billionaires, stuff like that. But doing that, the plans all end with me.
“All roads lead to me. I’m not going nowhere, no time soon. They know black don’t crack. So, I’m going to be around for a long time.
“I ain’t the best heavyweight in the division. I’m the best heavyweight on this earth. I’m just waiting on the opportunity to prove it,” he added.
Wilder battles Luis Ortiz on March 3 before a possible WBC mandatory bout in the summer, and hopefully, a huge undisputed collision with Joshua by the end of the year.