Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have determined to fireplace up the outdated trash speak, going back-and-forth a bit within the media this week.
Wilder, of course, is set to face Tyson Fury for a third time on July 24, whereas it’s anticipated that Joshua will face WBO obligatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk later this summer time or early fall.
However with Wilder saying that he’d KO Joshua in “devastating fashion” — and in addition that Joshua is “making excuses” to not combat him by having a compulsory in Usyk, which is typical Wilder nonsense — Joshua fired back, saying Wilder isn’t an elite fighter and has just one weapon:
“He isn’t an elite-level fighter, in my view. He’s good. It’s the heavyweights, in order that they at all times know one punch can change the course of a combat. However I’ve by no means, ever seen within the heavyweight division a fighter going to struggle with only one weapon, which is what they are saying is his proper hand. … As we’ve seen now with sure fights of elite-level fighters, he struggles on the prime degree, and there’s much more of us ready for that chance as effectively to kick his ass. … I’m an elite-level fighter. I’m not a type of tomato cans he’s knocked out.”
Joshua (24-1, 22 KO) does wish to combat Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO), assuming Wilder, uh, proves AJ fallacious and beats Fury, I suppose?
I might quibble with the concept that there are “much more” elite-level heavyweights ready to “kick Wilder’s ass.” Who? Fury and Joshua? Is Andy Ruiz gonna do it? Usyk? Dillian Whyte? I don’t know. The heavyweight division stays, in the interim, a little bit of a three-headed monster, but when Wilder loses to Fury subsequent month, it’ll be one much less forward for a minute, and we nonetheless gained’t precisely be getting Fury-Joshua proper after or something.