Deontay Wilder is set to face Joseph Parker in the co-main event of the 'Day of Reckoning' in Riyadh, with the possibility of a future fight against Anthony Joshua creating additional buzz. Joshua is participating in the other co-main event against Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia. Wilder acknowledges the heightened pressure due to the ongoing speculation about a potential clash with Joshua.
Accusing Anthony Joshua of lacking the "heart" and "courage" to face him, Wilder suggests concerns from Joshua's camp in finalizing a deal. He attributes these potential hesitations to Joshua's handlers and promotion, emphasizing Joshua's role as the cash cow of the company.
While Wilder's immediate focus is on the upcoming fight against Joseph Parker, he admits that the constant talk about a future showdown with Joshua looms large in the lead-up. Wilder sees the Joshua fight as the most significant in the comeback sport, acknowledging the world's keen interest in their potential clash.
Despite the risk of overlooking Parker, Wilder expresses readiness and excitement for the bout, dismissing concerns about his last fight in October 2022. He believes his short-notice preparation aligns with his status as a world-class athlete, emphasizing his freshness and readiness for the upcoming challenge.