Deontay Wilder has come for Anthony Joshua again, claiming the winner between him and Fury will determine the No1 heavyweight on the planet.
Wilder, 33, faces Fury, 30, on December 1, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles in a heavyweight war to keep his WBC title.
And the Bronze Bomber thinks the winner between him and the ‘Gypsy King’ will decide the no1 heavyweight in the world, despite Joshua owning the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
Wilder said: “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 goods 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.”
The American added that Joshua’s failure to fight Luis Ortiz – who Wilder stopped in March – or himself means he cannot be considered as the best heavyweight on the planet.
“As far as I’m concerned, (Wilder vs Fury) will tell the world who is the best of the best because I don’t feel Joshua can beat me, nor can he beat Fury.
“I’ve got a strong opinion and a strong feeling about that. I don’t feel that would happen. He had two opportunities to prove to the world, not only to his country but to the world that he’s the best.
“Not only with me, but with Luis Ortiz. We already know the story how they collected that, had that man over there fighting for nothing like he was a clown entertaining the people.
“They were scared of him, they wanted to hold him so they wouldn’t have to fight him and that’s just sad. That aren’t showing you the best. I don’t think he has the heart.
“The man’s had to prove that he’s the best and if he does, his people don’t, that’s who runs him. He doesn’t run his career like we thought.”