Anthony Joshua jokes he’ll make GoFundMe to raise money for Deontay Wilder to step aside and let him fight ‘fat guy with skinny legs’ Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua has mockingly suggested that he will set up a GoFundMe page to pay off Deontay Wilder and allow him to fight Tyson Fury next.
The unified heavyweight champion seemed all-but-set for an undisputed fight with his British rival earlier this week.
However, on Monday night Wilder won his arbitration case to force a third fight with Fury.
This means that the situation is now out of AJ’s hands.
Either Wilder agrees a deal to step aside and allow the two Brits to fight, or the trilogy must happen next.
Fury claimed on Tuesday that Wilder has asked for $20million to step aside – a figure too steep for them to pay.
He said: “What a joke Deontay Wilder has become, asked for $20million to move over. Joker. Looks like I have to crack his skull again.”
However, Wilder’s new trainer Malik Scott has insisted this is not the case.
Scott stated: “Wilder declined and had no interest in step-aside money. Y’all dealing with a whole different type motherf***er over here.
“He want the blood, not that step-aside money. ‘Retribution is upon us’”
Now AJ has had his say.
Joshua posted on his Snapchat: “I’m thinking about starting a GoFundMe page to raise money for Wilder’s step-aside payment.
“So I can smoke that fat guy with skinny legs from Manchester.
“These heavyweights need a podcast or something, they do more talking than fighting.”
Lawrence Okolie, who is a close friend of AJ’s and managed by him, reposted it on his Instagram story with the caption: “Yo, Anthony Joshua actually finished me with this one,” following by a laughing emoji.
The WBO have set Joshua’s team a 48-hour deadline to show them that the Fury fight can still happen next, or they will order him to defend against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk instead.