Eddie Hearn who promotes Anthony Joshua has responded to comments which were made by Deontay Wilder accusing him of being a white promoter who is trying to take advantage of a black boxer.
“He’s just another white man milking a brother – period. I don’t have no filter, that’s why people love
me,” Wilder explained to BoxingScene.com.
Wilder and Joshua are two of the biggest names in heavyweight boxing and the two could possibly face off during the near future in a unification fight. Joshua has 20 wins, all through knockout while the Bronze Bomber has won 39 out of his 40 fights by stoppage.
The only man who managed to go the distance against him was Bermane Stiverne in 2015 and Wilder also knocked him out during their rematch last year. Like with Wilder, the majority of Joshua’s fights have been easy for him.
The Brit did however face a tough test against Wladimir Klitschko last year before he managed to get the better of the Ukrainian.
Hearn has since revealed that he is not offended by the comments which were made by Wilder and believes that the undefeated WBC heavyweight world champion needs some “milking” of his own.
“It’s outrageous really. I like some fighters comments, specifically Ishe Smith, who came out and said if making $20 million a fight is being milked, please come and milk me, or something like that.
“Anthony Joshua owns the pub and I work for Anthony Joshua,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com. “Deontay Wilder pays considerably more percentages to a team of people to promote him, to manage him and advise him than Anthony Joshua does. And Anthony Joshua earns 10 times what Deontay Wilder makes in one fight, per fight.”