Anthony Joshua has revealed that Deontay Wilder refused to fight him when he had the chance to do so. Joshua said this to Sky Sport News in response to Wilder’s tweet to Tyson Fury that he was offered a mouth watering deal to fight Joshua but chose to honour his word with Fury. “When time goes by, naturally the truth will always reveal itself.”
Wilder wrote “I was offered more money to fight Joshua” in tweet to Tyson Fury; Joshua and Wilder never crossed paths
Anthony Joshua insists Deontay Wilder has finally revealed “the truth” about not accepting a deal to fight – and has criticised his rival who “dragged my name through the mud”.
Joshua and Wilder were rival undefeated champions from 2016 to 2019 and were seemingly on a collision course but a fight with every major heavyweight belt at stake never materialised.
A tweet from former WBC champion Wilder aimed at Tyson Fury at the weekend said: “You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you.”
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