Anthony Joshua comments on Deontay Wilder negotiations, future Tyson Fury fight
Anthony Joshua addressed his ongoing heavyweight situation after taking in Lawrence Okolie’s Commonwealth cruiserweight title in at York Hall.
Joshua, who manages Okolie, is being linked to a potential undisputed unification with Deontay Wilder, whilst a mandatory clash with Alexander Povetkin has already been negotiated for September.
Regarding the issue of agreeing with Wilder, who had offered Joshua $50m to fight in the USA, the current top division king confirmed the American’s demands were still out of reach.
“It’s not frustrating, it’s just I’ve spoken about it, I’ve said my piece,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“I’m still training, but in terms of a three-month camp, we’ve got until the end of the month, but there’s still a few more weeks. It’s just the nitty gritty I think.
“Everyone has seen the gold at the end of the rainbow, and everyone wants a piece. It’s not a problem, there’s enough in the pot for everyone to eat, but just be realistic and that’s all it is.”
With constant badgering over the Wilder clash, Joshua predicted the barrage would continue with Tyson Fury – even if he fought and defeated ‘The Bronze Bomber’ this year.
“There’s so many out there for me to box and I’ve been doing it back-to-back, so it’s no problem,” Joshua said.
“Then when I beat Wilder, the next question is – when are you going to fight Fury? The questions will never stop, and I just keep on knocking them down,” he concluded.
Povetkin remains the firm favorite to battle Joshua in September, although as negotiations between Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz proved, nothing is ever set in stone until it’s officially announced.
Ortiz was due to be confirmed as Whyte’s opponent on Thursday until a last-minute agreement with Joseph Parker saw promoter Eddie Hearn go in a different direction for July 28.