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Joshua V Wilder April 13th?

Taken from https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/46561639


Britain's Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in April and has told the American: "I'm running the game."

Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts and any bout between the two would unify the heavyweight division.

Earlier this week Wilder, who drew with Britain's Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month, accused Joshua of "begging" for a fight.

"I'm not interested in Tyson Fury - he's not the champion," Joshua said.

The 29-year-old is yet to confirm an opponent for his next fight on 13 April at Wembley Stadium, with his promoter Eddie Hearn saying "it comes down to what Wilder wants to do".

Joshua told ESPN: "I'm willing to fight Deontay Wilder on 13 April in London. I don't know what more I need to do to get that message across. He's more interested in fighting Tyson Fury. Fury holds no world titles.

"I've booked the date in advance, booked the venue in advance. I want to make my point clear in front of everyone - I'm willing to fight any one of these guys, especially the champion Deontay Wilder.

"I'm the one leading the pack since I made my debut. Five years in, several title defences and I'm running the game. I mean business. I don't know what more I need to do to get that message across to the world. I can handle my business and I'm willing to do that in the ring."

Following the draw between Wilder and Fury earlier this month the WBC sanctioned a direct rematch.


Tough call for Wilder... the money match is A.J but a Fury rematch Iā€™m certain will result in his first loss.


posted on 14/12/18

I alos think that Wilder is now at the stage where it will be plenty of big fights.... he is getting towards the latter stages of his career soon and he has now made a name for himself, he can demand bigger paydays and will now be looking at his bank account post boxing I think

posted on 14/12/18

totally agree orange.

The sport of boxing does have its flaws, and the split you mention I've said a few times on here that should be the case, if things like this were more clear cut, we could actually see the fights that the fans want to see.

posted on 14/12/18

unfortunately I'm not sure we'll ever see the judges issue resolved, as I guess its how they see it, or how they say they see it. even very recent fights, Fury vs Wilder, Conelo vs Golovkin 1 and 2, and even you could say Connor Benn vs (forgot his name) in their first fight were controversial.

its not like any other sport in the sense there is a score board, you score a goal, you gotta goal, simple as that

posted on 14/12/18

comment by The Spanish Italians (U21595)
posted 16 minutes ago
unfortunately I'm not sure we'll ever see the judges issue resolved, as I guess its how they see it, or how they say they see it. even very recent fights, Fury vs Wilder, Conelo vs Golovkin 1 and 2, and even you could say Connor Benn vs (forgot his name) in their first fight were controversial.

its not like any other sport in the sense there is a score board, you score a goal, you gotta goal, simple as that


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the judge who had Wilder up , have you seen his scorecard?! he had Wilder winning the first 5 rounds !!!!

thats just cheating IMO pure utter blatant cheating, even if you dont know the criteria for scoring a boxing match 4/5 of those rounds were clear Fury rounds.

posted on 14/12/18

Would rather see Wilder vs Fury again.

Hearn and AJ coming across quite desperate recently. They know they are being frozen out.

posted on 14/12/18

orange, no I've not seen the scorecard myself but I've heard, its disgraceful - thing is its really difficult to prove he was cheating as he could just say 'that's the way I see it'

Viva - I don't think they are coming across as desperate, as its what the fans want too. I feel its just more and more hype to add to it, and its very very frustrating!

posted on 14/12/18

Fack Joshua, he was well up for calling Fury out when he was out of shape with his “Fury where you at?” After one of his fights and his ‘get fit you fat fack’ tweet, yet now he is back, all of a sudden there’s no value in fighting him because he doesn’t have any titles?

Not too sure why Joshua is dismissing lineal title holders like it’s absolutely nothing either considering he was the chief beneficiary of Fury beating Klitschko in the first place. I’d rather see Wilder vs Fury II than Mr Media-trained fraud who tries to pretend as if having his boys round to smoke and sell weed was on a par to growing up in Compton or Inglewood ffs.

comment by KLS (U1695)

posted on 15/12/18

comment by Ledders the King - 2017/18 FF Enders league champion šŸ† (U20121)
posted 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Fack Joshua, he was well up for calling Fury out when he was out of shape with his “Fury where you at?” After one of his fights and his ‘get fit you fat fack’ tweet, yet now he is back, all of a sudden there’s no value in fighting him because he doesn’t have any titles?

Not too sure why Joshua is dismissing lineal title holders like it’s absolutely nothing either considering he was the chief beneficiary of Fury beating Klitschko in the first place. I’d rather see Wilder vs Fury II than Mr Media-trained fraud who tries to pretend as if having his boys round to smoke and sell weed was on a par to growing up in Compton or Inglewood ffs.
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You ok hvn?

comment by EDDIEVH (U8193)

posted on 15/12/18

Before the Wilder fight, Fury had been floored by Steve Cunningham and got up to recover and win.

AJ took monstrous shots from Wlad in the 5th and was hurt but didn't go down before being floored by a fight finishing Wlad right hand in the 6th. AJ got up, recovered and won. What exactly is the basis for the belief that, even though Fury got up from Wilder's power, that AJ couldn't?

posted 3 weeks ago

AJ took monstrous shots from Wlad in the 5th and was hurt but didn't go down before being floored by a fight finishing Wlad right hand in the 6th. AJ got up, recovered and won. What exactly is the basis for the belief that, even though Fury got up from Wilder's power, that AJ couldn't?
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exactly, wilder is tiny in comparison to fury and wilder, yes he hits hard, most hw's do but hes not some demon ko artist that leaves fighters spark out

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