'We bent over backwards just to find out this boy is terrified of me': Deontay Wilder hits out at Anthony Joshua and claims Eddie Hearn 'played us all' after failing to agree unification showdown

Anthony Joshua is set to fight Alexander Povetkin after talks with Deontay Wilder The undefeated American is yet to sign a contract to take on Joshua in the UK Wilder claims he accepted the lowest offer in history for a unified title bout The WBC champion also called Joshua a 'p****' during a lengthy rant on Twitter He has apologised to boxing fans, saying Joshua and Eddie Hearn 'played us all'

29 June 2018 - 12:39

Deontay Wilder has ripped into 'p****' Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn after talks over a huge world title unification fight broke down.

Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday that Joshua is set to take on Alexander Povektkin in September after Wilder failed to sign an agreement for a heavyweight showdown.

But in a lengthy Twitter post on Thursday, Wilder denied claims he was at fault and accused the undefeated Brit of being 'terrified' of him.

Deontay Wilder poses with his girlfriend Telli Swift and baby daughter Kaorii on Thursday


Undefeated Wilder is relaxing with his family as he waits for news about his next fight

Undefeated Wilder is relaxing with his family as he waits for news about his next fight

'Dear Boxing Fans, well, I tried,' Wilder wrote. 'I tried to give you guys the biggest fight of your lives, The most exciting fight in world history.

'The first undisputed, undefeated unified heavyweight champion of the world since (Lennox) Lewis.

'They tried too you know. They asked for jungle deep numbers just to get out of the fight not knowing we were hustlers, so we served 'em (The Money's in da bag).

Just like a game of spades. What he do? Just told a bold face lie, he's not a stand up guy.

'Instead, he wanted to fight in his country, I respect that. They offered me a 'flat-fee' (crack head money). Something that's equivalent to a pack of peanuts, a loaf bread and a jar of honey!'

Joshua is still expected to face Wilder in either February or March next year, but the WBC champion believes the former Olympic star does not want the fight.


(L-R): Simon Denyer, CEO and co-founder of Perform group, Anthony Joshua, Len Blavatnik (owner of Perform group), Eddie Hearn and Freddie Cunningham (AJ's manager)

(L-R): Simon Denyer, CEO and co-founder of Perform group, Anthony Joshua, Len Blavatnik (owner of Perform group), Eddie Hearn and Freddie Cunningham (AJ's manager)


Anthony Joshua, pictured relaxing last week, is set to face Alexander Povetkin
Joshua poses in the gym as he continues

Joshua, pictured relaxing (left) and in the gym, is set to face Alexander Povetkin in September

He also claims to have agreed to accept 'the lowest offer in boxing history for a unified title bout'. 

Wilder continued: 'Look, I represent the dirty south and I am a product of my environment. Bama [Alabama] is where I made it out. This is survival food, so I'm used to it.

'So I said, give me the gun I'll do it. I just basically took the lowest offer in boxing history for a unified title bout (brain dead).

'My team and I bent over backward accepting everything they threw at us just to find out this boy is terrified of me, p****. 


Wilder is yet to sign a contract to fight Joshua despite claiming he is ready for the challenge

Wilder is yet to sign a contract to fight Joshua despite claiming he is ready for the challenge


The Brit holds his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts after beating Joseph Parker

The Brit holds his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts after beating Joseph Parker

'Three months of tea parties by grown men and they didn't even have the British hospitality to offer biscuits with the tea! – Damn.

'I said all that past s*** to tell the story and to apologise, I'm sorry guys they played us all.

'F*** 'em! We move forward and the future is still bright 51-0 baby let's go!'

Hearn responded to Wilder's tweet with a Pinocchio emoji and the simple message: 'Sign the contract'.


Source: daily mail
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