THE lack of movement in the protracted negotiations between Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 early) is frustrating fans on both sides of the Atlantic and has even prompted former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to offer his take on the situation via a series of social media posts.
Taking to Twitter, Lewis wrote: “My thoughts on the Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder situation are that when I was champ, I wanted to face the best to show the world who’s the best. Period. I’ve heard them both speak on it but I’ve also seen that AJ has changed his tune. This isn’t a two year down the line thing!’
“Promoters have their own interest in making most money they can but fighters also carry weight in who they fight. If both sides wanted this fight, it would be happening. End of story. AJ taking Povetkin fight first isn’t a deal breaker for Wilder though. Just don’t like the two year talk!