Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.
The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division.
Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.
‘Stop running from AJ? I ain’t even going to comment on that on,’ Wilder said on Instagram on Friday night.
‘Dude ain’t even talked about over here anymore. He’s off in the wind right now. As he should. He don’t want to fight nobody, bro.
‘A lot of people ask me why haven’t I unified? It’s a simple question to ask, let’s think about it.
‘It’s easy, because I haven’t got the opportunity. All the other guys that had belts, what they do?
‘They run somewhere else. They run to an easy opponent. They won’t risk it.
‘When you’ve got a guy with power in the heavyweight division and the division is based off power, I’m going to be the guy they least want to fight.
‘They’re going to be a lot jugheads that call my name our, but they ain’t trying to fight me.’
While Wilder is fed up with Joshua, the three-belt world champion is backing Fury to come out victorious in the rematch.
‘I think Fury wins,’ Joshua predicted. ‘A man who nearly done it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time.’
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