American boxer Deontay Wilder has claimed that Anthony Joshua has pulled out of their proposed fight.
Both camps were close to agreeing to a deal to fight weeks ago with Wilder said to be ready to fight Joshua in United Kingdom, where the Nigerian-born British world heavyweight champion has won each of his 21 bouts.
“My team and I bent over backwards … accepting everything they threw at us just to find out this boy is terrified of me, p****,” Wilder wrote on Twitter.
“I said all that past s*** to tell the story and to apologise. I’m sorry guys they played us all. F*** ’em.
“We move forward, the future is still bright.”
Joshua is expected to take on Alexander Povetkin, who is his mandatory challenger.