Since the end of Wladimir Klitschko’s decade-long reign as boxing’s dominant king ended at the hands of Tyson Fury, debates over who is the best heavyweight in the sport quickly arose.
At first, Fury had that title of top heavyweight, but after two-and-a-half years of inactivity for a number of reasons, the conversation of who is the top dog in the division has shifted into a two-party debate between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
With Fury back in boxing, he has entered the conversation once more by getting a shot at Wilder and his WBC heavyweight title. The two are set to fight on pay-per-view on December 1, but before he steps into the ring, Wilder held a media call to talk about the fight. When Wilder was asked by Fightful whether or not the winner of this fight can call himself the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, Wilder said the winner should be considered the best.
“In my true honest opinion, I feel whoever wins this can call themselves the best heavyweight champion in the world. Let's face it, we don't have to keep going over this over and over again about Anthony Joshua, they had their opportunity, they had their chance. They had their chance to prove and see, was he the good or was he spoiled milk? They didn't want to accept that challenge because they already know what I possess, they know my mindset and what I'm able to do and they know that he's not on that level. Of course he beat the guys that they put in front of him and tried to hype the media like things was going so big and would it really work? You wonder why the network or whatever they fight on [Joshua fighting on DAZN], the numbers are not public knowledge because then you can just make up numbers and people will believe whatever,” Wilder said.
Fightful will not only have live coverage of the entire card, taking place in Los Angeles, but also have a post-fight podcast live on YouTube and on Fightful.