Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: Winner will be best heavyweight in the world, says American

Anthony Joshua looks set to face the winner of the December 1 match-up in Los Angeles

Ben Burrows@benburrows_
Saturday 17 November 2018 13:13
Deontay Wilder in confident mood ahead of Tyson Fury showdown

Deontay Wilder believes the winner of his fight with Tyson Fury next month will be the best heavyweight in the world, not Anthony Joshua.

The WBA, WBO and IBF champion looks set to face the winner of the December 1 match-up in Los Angeles with a meeting with the undefeated American long in the making.

But Wilder doesn't think he needs to wait to fight the Briton to know who is the best fighter in the division.

“In my true honest opinion, I feel whoever wins this can call themselves the best heavyweight champion in the world," he said of the meeting with former world champion Fury. "Let’s face it, we don’t have to keep going over this over and over again about Anthony Joshua, they had their opportunity, they had their chance. They had their chance to prove and see was he the goods or was he spoiled milk?.

"They didn’t want to accept that challenge because they already know what I possess, they know my mindset and what I’m able to do and they know that he’s not on that level. Of course he beat the guys that they put in front of him and tried to hype the media like things was going so big and would it really work?

"You wonder why the network or whatever they fight on, the numbers are not public knowledge because then you can just make up numbers and people will believe whatever.

“We know for a fact what goes on. We don’t have to disguise, we don’t have to manipulate, we don’t have to contradict, we don’t have to lie to people about what’s going on because I am the real deal and I like it that way. I don’t want nobody to be lying on me like I done something that I haven’t done or I made numbers that weren’t there. Come on, let’s do the numbers; let’s add it up together.

“America is totally different. As far as I’m concerned, this right here will tell the world in the heavyweight division who is the best of the best because I don’t feel Joshua can beat me, nor can he beat Fury. I personally, I’ve got a strong opinion and a strong feeling about that. I don’t feel that would happen.

Wilder is busy preparing for his meeting with Fury

"He had two opportunities to prove to the world, not only to his country but to the world that he’s the best. Not only with me, but with Luis Ortiz. We already know the story how they collected that, had that man over there fighting for nothing like he was a clown entertaining the people.

"They were scared of him, they wanted to hold him so they wouldn’t have to fight him and that’s just sad. That aren’t showing you the best. I don’t think he has the heart. The man’s had to prove that he’s the best and if he does, his people don’t, that’s who runs him. He doesn’t run his career like we thought.”

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