American professional boxer, Deontay Wilder has claimed that Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout.
The 33-year-old WBC Champion controversially drew against Tyson Fury earlier this month in Los Angeles.
According to reports, Wilder have now sanctioned a rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors.
However, Speaking on Joe Pogan’s podcast, Wilder said: “They’re definitely begging now. He’s trying to reach out all of a sudden.
“His management have been trying to reach out to mine as well,” he added about the possibility of a heavyweight unification fight, in which all four (IBF, WBO, WBA and WBC) titles are up for grabs.
“He could have had this opportunity, he had many opportunities; he could have fought Luis Ortiz, he could have fought me, he had a chance to fight [Tyson] Fury.
“But people want to know who’s the best, especially after seeing this Furyfight, and I’ve been trying to show people who is the best. I’m always going to say I’m the best until I’m defeated.”
Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.