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Deontay Wilder Highlights His Uniqueness Ahead of Anthony Joshua's December Clash

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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The looming clash between heavyweight boxing titans Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua has been nothing short of a long-standing drama filled with unresolved tension.


Despite their positions as formidable former world champions reigning in the same division, the anticipated bout between these colossal figures has remained elusive, with negotiations for a unification fight repeatedly falling apart.


The blame game played out through accusations between the two, and it has further fueled the anticipation surrounding their eventual showdown.

Parallel Journeys Leading to Saudi Arabia

Set to feature on the same momentous card on December 23 in Saudi Arabia, Wilder, and Joshua will inch closer than ever to a potential face-off.


Wilder is slated to confront Joseph Parker, while Joshua will engage with Otto Wallin in their respective bouts.


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The World Boxing Council (WBC) has hinted that should both emerge victorious, they might be directed to fight each other, thereby determining the mandatory challenger for the victor of the impending undisputed clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury on February 17.

Wilder's Assertion of Distinction

In a recent interview on The Last Stand, Deontay Wilder voiced his perspective on what sets him apart from Anthony Joshua, reinforcing his belief in his inherent champion status.


Wilder's confidence reverberated as he asserted that Joshua, often lauded in boxing circles, didn't earn his championship status but was crafted into a marketable fighter.


"There's a difference between champions being born and being made," Wilder declared assertively. "And Joshua was a made fighter."


The Alabama-born boxer continued to elaborate, insinuating that Joshua might have received advantageous treatment and backing during his ascent in the boxing world, a luxury Wilder believes he was denied.


"They bought things, they gave him things," Wilder claimed, hinting at an orchestrated promotion of Joshua's career.


"For me, this is a gladiator sport. You're a warrior. Test yourself. See, are you the best."

The Perspective Divide

Wilder's perspective on the essence of actual championship status contrasts starkly with the narrative that has often celebrated Anthony Joshua's rise in the sport.


While Wilder emphasizes the organic, warrior-like ascent to championship status, Joshua's journey, according to Wilder, seems to have been meticulously orchestrated by promoters, allegedly with strings pulled behind the scenes.


As the date of the much-anticipated fights draws nearer, the tension between Wilder and Joshua continues to escalate, promising an intriguing showdown between two heavyweight fighters, each representing contrasting ideologies about what it means to earn championship status in the realm of boxing truly.

The Road Ahead

The stage is set for a pivotal moment in the boxing world as the December fights in Saudi Arabia draw closer.


As Wilder gears up to face Parker and Joshua readies himself for the challenge against Wallin, their performances in these battles could potentially serve as a prelude to the culmination of their long-standing rivalry.


Should fate align, the looming prospect of Wilder and Joshua finally settling their differences inside the ring hangs in the balance, awaiting the determination of a mandatory challenger in the wake of the Usyk-Fury clash.


The world watches on, eagerly anticipating the unfolding drama between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, both vying for victory in their upcoming fights and the chance to assert their claim as the undisputed heavyweight champion.