Holding the belt hostage? If you had been following boxing for longer than a week you'd remember Anthony Joshua was the #2 contender for Wilder's WBC title, and instead of going after Wilder ... Joshua and Hearn decided to pay off the weak Charles Martin ... so they could get the IBF belt ... and GET REMOVED from the WBC ratings. And if you had been following boxing for longer than a week ... you'd know Joshua used to fight on Showtime ... and Showtime televised all his title fights in the U.S. to build up to a Wilder-Joshua fight ... then Joshua left Showtime. Wilder isn't HOLDING ANYTHING HOSTAGE. Joshua could've fought Wilder two years ago. Joshua RAN from the WBC ratings. Then Joshua RAN from Showtime. Wilder hasn't gone anywhere. He's still the WBC champ. Joshua is the one who headed for the hills.