Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua both feature on this Saturday’s huge card in Saudi Arabia.
The former heavyweight champions are seemingly on collision course for a bout next year but as boxing fans are well aware until we see them in the ring together anything can happen.
Deontay Wilder says a potential fight with Anthony Joshua has 'never been closer' ahead of his showdown with Joshua Parker pic.twitter.com/JExQ21BKkD
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 19, 2023
Speaking to BBC sport Wilder said: “Money hasn’t been the issue. It comes with not having the heart, the will, the courage to step in the ring.
“I don’t really just blame it on Joshua. I blame it on his handlers, on his promotion and his management. Because let’s face it Joshua is the cash cow of the company.
He continued: “Without him, no money is drawn into Matchroom. We all know that. Not only do I feel Joshua is intimidated of me, but I feel his promoter is as well. That’s why the fight hasn’t happened.”