Alabama native Wilder – the WBC heavyweight titleholder – was in talks to face Joshua in a multi-million-pound bout before agreeing terms to face Tyson Fury.
However, their respective representatives failed to reach an agreement before the WBA ordered Joshua to fight Russian Alexander Povetkin, whom he’ll face on September 22.
Wilder is frustrated that his proposed showdown with his fellow Olympian failed to come to fruition, and he believes McCracken played a big part in the fight not materialising.
“We already know they’re not fighting me. Eddie already revealed it, he slipped up and said it. It could be a while. We are going to continue to do our thing,” Wilder said.
“Once I beat Fury, there are not any questions about who the man in the division is. If they continue to pick other people then god bless them.
“The thing is that Rob McCracken is not going to let him fight until Rob McCracken thinks he is ready. I heard that and I believe it.”
Wilder is desperate to unify the heavyweight division and believes he’ll only get the opportunity to do so if Joshua is ‘forced’ into fighting him.
“I believe it can happen but only through the power of the fans,” the Olympic bronze medallist added.
“I think he is going to have to be forced to do it. You guys, the fans over here have the power to do that. You’re doing that with the ticket sales now.
“This is just the beginning. Once I beat Fury and he is still avoiding me, this can’t be a lost cause. This can’t something that turns into Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe. I don’t want that. I know I’m the best, I just want to prove it.”
Wilder will defend his WBC crown against Fury later this year, with a November date on the cards.
And the 32-year-old is delighted to have stuck it to Joshua and Hearn by making a mega-money fight with Fury happen.
“Oh yes, keep talking about it, it feels good,” Wilder said when asked if he thought Joshua and Hearn would be jealous of his showdown with Fury.
“They’re already – I mean even when the fight was announced they were already sceptical about it.
“They didn’t think it was going to happen but me and Tyson talk personally and I was telling my team: ‘I really think he wants it – I can feel it.’
“From the discussion we were having, and what he was saying – he’s a man of his word.
“The things that have happened to me trying to make a big fight, everybody could see what the situation was. People could see what was happening [with Joshua].
“Tyson felt sorry for it – he felt sorry that people were laughing at the UK and they are.
“They are because of the big facade that they’ve built around Joshua. Then for him to let people down in that way, and not fight the best, it really put a sour taste in people’s mouths. Especially in America.”