Anthony Joshua Weighs In On Deontay Wilder’s Uncertain Fighting Future
Anthony Joshua has given his take on the uncertain fighting future of Deontay Wilder.
Wilder was initially set to have a third fight with Tyson Fury. Wilder lost the WBC Heavyweight Championship to Fury back on February 22 in their rematch. Fury’s team ended up claiming that Wilder’s clause for a trilogy fight expired and now “The Gypsy King” is looking to move on for a December 5 event in London. Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, claims the clause has not expired.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Joshua said he’s unsure what “The Bronze Bomber” is thinking.
“I don’t know, so I can’t speak on everyone’s situation, but just from my humble opinion, after a loss, things change. You distance yourself. The world is cruel. You’ve got to have a thick skin. Either he’s putting together a master plan – he’s in a lab right now, with his science glasses on, studying Fury’s every move. Either he’s doing that, or he’s sitting at the edge of that lake, with his head in his hands and thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ One minute you’re on top of the world, and the next minute you’re not. That’s the name of the game we’re in.”
Joshua is scheduled to put his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev. The title fight will take place inside the O2 Arena in London, England on December 12. There is no word on whether or not fans will be allowed in attendance at a reduced capacity.