DEONTAY WILDER insists a unification showdown with Anthony Joshua in April is off the cards.
The American, 33, defends his WBC title against Tyson Fury in LA tomorrow night.
Reuters4 Deontay Wilder holds the WBC belt and will put it on the line against Tyson Fury
And Wilder – who has 40 wins from 40 bouts – insists he would rather give the fans a re-match than fight IBF, WBO and WBA champ AJ, who he claims is obsessed with keeping his 22-fight unbeaten record.
He said: “The AJ fight is up to them, they have to stop being cowards, we are moving on from him.
“If it's a great fight and fans want to see the rematch then why not? Why not give a great fighter another opportunity?
“I will probably end up giving him a second opportunity before any of these so-called best give Fury even one opportunity because they are worried about their clean records.
PA:Press Association4 Anthony Joshua holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO belts
AP:Associated Press4 Deontay Wilder says he would rather have a re-match with Tyson Fury
"Holding on to an undefeated record is not what makes this sport great.
“We all want to stay undefeated but I do not dwell on it. I can lose and comeback. Look at (Muhammad) Ali and others who lost and came back.
“People want to see you lose to see how you come back. People want to see you start back at the ground and rebuild. People don't like winners, they get tired of them."
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