DEONTAY WILDER'S coach fears Anthony Joshua "may not make it to December" and ruin their huge fight plans.
The two heavyweights are in talks over a bout that will take place at the end of this year.
Wilder's trainer Malik Scott is concerned the fight won't happen if AJ steps into the ring before the big-money showdown in the Middle East.
Rumours suggest that he could meet Dillian Whyte in a rematch of the 2015 clash this summer.
And Scott thinks he could get beaten, which would scupper the idea for him facing Wilder.
He said to Betway: "This is going to sound bad but I don't care. If a C+ fighter that really believes in himself is against Joshua, he has a very good chance at beating AJ.
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"You could be a C+ guy, but if you really believe, and you train hard, and you work hard, and you take advantage of the loopholes of AJ you could beat him.
"I’m not afraid of him fighting, but let's say I don't agree with AJ having an interim fight.
"I want us to be next to knock out Anthony Joshua.
"The way that he's looking now, he may not make it to December.
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"There’s just no telling. But we'll see, he's with Derrick James now, one of the best trainers in the game."
Discussions continue over Wilder's bout with Joshua, as confirmed by Scott.
He said: "Without going into too much detail about the business aspect of it, everything's been said, talked about, negotiated, but nothing's been signed,
"But signing is almost upon us. But the negotiations definitely are happening. The moves are being made.
"The business aspect is definitely being taken care of, and most of all Deontay Wilder is being taken care of and is going to get paid very well for his services, and that's the most important part to me."
Meanwhile, Dominic Ingle, son of legendary trainer Brendan, can't see AJ doing the Bronze Bomber any damage.
He told Boxing King Media: "The way Wilder is, he’s reckless when he fights – and Anthony Joshua isn’t.
"He’s got the reach, he’ll throw caution to the wind, he’s got the power and he’ll get off the floor and he’ll fight.
"I think it’d be a very difficult job for Joshua to beat Wilder, very difficult. I don’t think he has the ability to."
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