Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder to fight him when he's man enough not to lie

Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder to fight him when he's man enough not to lie

- Anthony Joshua is billed to take on Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena on December 12

- The British-Nigerian boxer has stated that he is very much interested in fighting Deontay Wilder

- Wilder vs Joshua failed to materialise in 2019 before the American went on to face Fury

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Anthony Joshua is already playing mind games ahead of a possible showdown with ‘Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder, telling the American to fight him when he is man enough.

The British-Nigerian boxer had been tipped to fight Wilder in 2019, but somehow the fight did not materialize before the Wilder was arranged to fight Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder claimed that Joshua stylishly avoided him stating that he did well to duck the fight.

Joshua will be in action on December 12 when his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles will be up against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev.

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The champion who is of Nigerian descent has further reiterated that he still wants to take on Wilder despite Fury holding one of his belts. Joshua told the Off The Cuff show on DAZN via Dailymail:

“He (Wilder) is another challenger. The offer still stands when he's ready and he's man enough to not lie, be real.
“It wasn't nice when they were trying to tarnish my name. It'll be good to get (him to) stop (the) PR stunts and get a fight underway."
Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder to fight him when he's man enough not to lie
Anthony Joshua says he's prepared to fight Wilder. Photo: David M. Benett
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At the moment, Wilder is battling to get a legal stance to enforce a possible rematch with Fury as the trilogy bout was abandoned after they failed to agree on a date with Fury's team.

Should Joshua emerge victorious on the weekend and Fury win his legal battle against Wilder, the stage will be set for the two heavyweights to meet in a fight for the undisputed crown.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Kubrat Pulev has promised to hand Anthony Joshua his second professional defeat as the duo face off in a heavyweight bout this weekend.

The 39-year-old Bulgarian reveals he already knows the Briton's weaknesses and he plans to exploit them at Wembley Arena.

A defeat for the 30-year-old will see his dream to face fellow countryman, Tyson Fury, quashed as Pulev might be the one to face the WBC titleholder if he emerges victorious.

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