Anthony Joshua Reacts To How Deontay Wilder Has Handled Loss To Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua has spoken out on Deontay Wilder’s rants following a TKO defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury.
Back in February, Wilder and Fury collided in a rematch. The bout was contested for the WBC Heavyweight Title, which was held by “The Bronze Bomber” at the time. Fury scored the seventh-round TKO victory to take the WBC gold.
After the fight, Wilder had a plethora of reasons for his loss to Fury. During a post-fight interview with
Bernardo Osuna, Wilder claimed his leg was messed up going into the fight. He then said the costume he used for his entrance was simply too heavy. “The Bronze Bomber” then accused Fury of loading his gloves and even shared his belief that his former trainer Mark Breland spiked his water.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Joshua weighed in on how Wilder has handled his first career loss.
“I’m not surprised. He is trying to express how he feels to the world. He has left it to us, the masses, to interpret it how we feel is best. How he feels today might change in a year or two years due to experiences or more understanding of the situation that he has gone through. He was knocking everybody out and got used to a winning performance. He took a loss and isn’t used to it. As time goes on, he may express himself differently. Today? In my humble opinion, it isn’t coming across in the right way.”
Joshua and Wilder had gone back-and-forth in the media and many anticipated a clash between “AJ” and “The Bronze Bomber” before Fury entered the fray. Wilder had accused Joshua of ducking him. Joshua feels the tables have turned after Wilder admitted to walking away from a lucrative deal to fight him in order to have the rematch with Fury.