Deontay Wilder was honest in his interview with the media and surprised many. Namely, this great boxer confirmed that he offered 50 million dollars to Anthony Joshua to fight him. However, Joshua rejected the offer. Both will be part of the big event in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua will fight Otto Wallin. Wilder will be co-main vs Joseph Parker. Although Joshua asked for 50 million dollars, in the end, he did not want to accept the offer from Wilder's team. Deontay seems angry about it. "He asked for $50 million and we provided that for him and he did not take it.
And the only way you can disregard that is to make a mockery of it, try to make a joke of it, try to make it seem to the public that it's not real," Wilder told The Daily Mail, as quoted by boxingscene.com
Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua
Wilder believes that Joshua's team is the main culprit in this story.
Namely, Anthony Joshua has had an offer from Wilder many times, but he never wanted to accept the offer. "It's an 'oh s moment' They came up with $50 million. That's why they don't have Joshua speaking a lot on his own behalf and if he does speak he always slips up and says things that are not appealing to his people.
And they have to play clean up. It's his management that have held him back from fighting me because, you know, he's a fighter. It's been over six years (waiting for the fight to be made). But there comes a point in time we're you're like, 'Forget it'
Many times he wanted to fight, he wanted to accept it but his handlers didn't want it because Joshua is the money-maker for the company. And if he goes down, so does the business."