Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder noticed Anthony Joshua's nervous energy during a recent press conference in Saudi Arabia for the 'Day of Reckoning' card, where both fighters were present to announce their upcoming fights.
Anthony Joshua will fight against Otto Wallin, while Wilder will have the opportunity to face Joseph Parker. If both win, they may face each other. Wilder commented on his press conference in which he was calm. "I think I shocked a lot of people when I came with a cool, calm and collected attitude [to the press conference].
But that's me all day. There's a time and place for all things and that wasn't the time and the place to come out with all the 'I’ve been waiting on you AJ' or say something like Jarrell Miller said. I didn't have to say anything, everyone said what needed to be said, especially Jarrell Miller.
I can't stand him one bit, but he told the truth about AJ," Wilder said to Instant Casino, quoted by boxingscene.com! Wilder believes that they showed a lot of disrespect towards Anthony Joshua, considering his performances lately.
Joshua is trying to change things, but it's clear he doesn't have the same reputation. "By him saying what he said, enough was said. I didn't need to come to AJ. It seemed like a lot of other guys were already coming at him. It seems like he doesn't have the respect he once had.
A lot of the guys coming up disrespect him and say anything to him. And I think that's kind of a frustrating thing for him, to go from one state of mind - everyone respects him - to now losing a few times and everyone now thinks you're very beatable and we can beat you, so we're going to talk trash to you and get to you."
Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua was all nervous
Deontay thinks Joshua looked nervous.
However, Wilder dares to remain mentally strong and relaxed even when it is most difficult. "That's what I got from [being around] him. But for me he was all nervous. Nerves when it comes to me, because they don't know how I am.
They don't know how I am in different situations, so when I came in that manner it really shocked him. And it shocked a lot of people. I wish the best for AJ, but it's been a long time coming between me and him; the anticipation, the hype, this is the number one fight in the world.
" Deontay hopes that he and Joshua will win and finally face each other. It would be a great boxing match that would certainly be talked about for years to come. "Everywhere I go, that's the main fight people ask me about and one day soon it will finally happen after all these years of trying over and over again.
Recently their side admitted they held this fight up; not taking the $50M, low balling me, flat fees and all that stuff. But with patience and time the truth shall reveal itself and it has. He's got to get Wallin out the way and I've got to get Parker out the way and may God be with us in those fights and when we come out safe we let the big games begin”.