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Deontay Wilder Blames Anthony Joshua And Eddie Hearn For Not Appearing In Cardiff

Ryan Sidle

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Deontay Wilder Blames Anthony Joshua And Eddie Hearn For Not Appearing In Cardiff

If and when Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua finally meet in a boxing ring there's likely to be some fireworks. The Bronze Bomber has once again been left annoyed by AJ and Eddie Hearn and is blaming them for his Cardiff no show.

There's something quite weird about Anthony Joshua fights in the fact that the build ups tend to have very little bravado, slanging matches and all round tomfoolery that most fights suffer from.

The former Olympic champion generally concludes his business with a smile on his face and a few brutal punches, other than his run in with Dillian Whyte when his fellow Brit managed to get under his skin.

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Of course should he get past Joseph Parker on Saturday night in Cardiff then the calls for a fight with Wilder will grow and then the AJ model of respect could be out the window.

Wilder has repeatedly taken shots at both AJ and his promoter Eddie Hearn. The American was due to be in Wales on Saturday night but he backed out and in an interview with Boxing Scene blamed Hearn for it, saying:

"My whole decision of not going to the fight was definitely a team decision, my decision at the end of the day. But it was a turnoff when Joshua and his people said that I wouldn't be allowed in the ring, that he would have extra security and a restraining order and all that stuff. He's on record saying that.

"It's a turnoff to me. The point is why be there if you can't hype up the biggest heavyweight fight in a long time? They say they want me to hype the fight up, they want me to raise the profile of the fight. What better way than free advertising? That was free advertising. Nobody had to pay for that."

Wilder blames Hearn for all his problems. Image: PA Images
Wilder blames Hearn for all his problems. Image: PA Images

Wilder was planning on a stare down in the ring after the fight at the Principality Stadium but he's now been told that he won't be allowed in the ring and that's put him off.

The problem for the undefeated WBC champion is that Hearn also represents Dillian Whyte who is the number one contender for Wilder's title and so Hearn would rather see his other charge face the American first.

Wilder claims it's a tactic for Joshua to avoid him but the flip side to that is Wilder avoiding Whyte, because a loss would obviously stop him facing AJ to unify the division.

This one is set to run and run until they face each other, it won't be in Cardiff!

Topics: Joseph Parker, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn, Deontay Wilder

Ryan Sidle
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