Please enable JavaScript to experience the full functionality of GMX.

Deontay Wilder: Fury v Joshua was never going to happen

Deontay Wilder claims that the fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua was never going to happen.

The American fighter will take on Fury this weekend in their trilogy bout and he suggests that the all-British clash wouldn't have happened anyway, despite Wilder's rematch clause with the Gypsy King scuppering the plans.

Wilder told BT Sport: "The Fury AJ talk, it was never going to happen. They never had a contract to begin with. You know it was all propaganda and it was nothing I was concerned about because I knew the truth. Certain fans and people just take the first thing they hear without doing research and they just go away with it.

"People want to be first nowadays instead of being correct. That was the situation and one thing for sure, when you put black ink to white paper it’s sealed you know, it’s called a contract.

"As long as I knew I had that contract and we were going to activate it, there weren't no concerns or worries about the talks. They just hyped people up for nothing."

The plans for the fight suffered further damage when Joshua lost his world titles to Oleksandr Usyk last month and Wilder wasn't shocked to see the Ukrainian fighter come out on top.

The Bronze Bomber said: "I wasn't at all surprised, [my trainer] Malik [Scott] always talks about Usyk and how skillful he is. Especially coming from a cruiserweight and styles make fights but he has definitely made fights."

Sponsored Content