Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua is ‘making up excuses’ to prevent their long-awaited fight, but insists he will eventually knock out the British star in ‘devastating fashion.’
The American still wants an undisputed world title clash against Joshua, if he regains the WBC heavyweight belt in a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on July 24.
Joshua is set to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, with Tottenham Hotspur Stadium expected to stage the fight in September.
“Most definitely, hands down [I want the Joshua fight], Wilder told Sky Sports.
“Without no excuses, no mandatories, nothing in the way.
“As I see, they already making up excuses. They already got a mandatory planned ahead.
“No one really wants to fight someone like me, and I don’t blame them.”
Predicting a victory over Joshua by knockout, Wilder said: “In a devastating fashion.”
Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has reiterated that Wilder could be open to a fight with Joshua, telling Sky Sports: “You would then have to have Joshua beat Usyk in September, and then we can talk.