Before Tyson Fury triumphantly returned to professional boxing, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder were two heavyweight rulers, from two different sides of the Atlantic. For a long time, it was combined in terms of their match, but they did not even end up at the table to start negotiations.
Fury, meanwhile, did what Joshua didn't do and took Wilder's belt and drew attention to himself. Because of the above, a Joshua-Wilder match lately has no longer been an option. In fact, Joshua and Fury are what fans want to watch and what they almost got.
However, as you probably all already know, Wilder managed to legally win the right to the third match against Fury, and thus the opportunity to take away the "Gipsy King" position in the said match. It is certainly interesting to hear what Joshua thinks about it, who will play a match against Oleksandr Usyk in the meantime.
"He's not an elite fighter and if we had fought I would have broken him. He's good, this is a heavyweight and one shot can always reverse the direction of an entire match."
"But I've never seen a boxer go to war with just one weapon.
That's it what he has in his right hand, ”Joshua Wilder commented in an interview with Sky Sports News, adding something else: "When you get to the top level, trust me it doesn't work anymore. I've seen it in a few fighters who have reached the elite.
He doesn't have the necessary quality at the top and I'm just one of those hoping for a chance to break him." His main goal now is to do the required work and ti win against Usyk. Who will come to him after that doesn't matter to him.
But he was a little bothered by Wilder's statement that he didn't get to their match because Joshua avoided him. "I don't pick matches, look at my resume, I fought against everyone. Old school, new school and I still have so much ahead of me.
I'll fight against everyone, Wilder is just one of those in the line and I have no problem to finish him." "I don't know what excuses he's talking about," added the WBA, WBO and IBF champion. The date for the Joshua-Usyk match has not yet been officially confirmed, but the match was scheduled for mid-September at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fury and Wilder will play their match on American soil on July 24th.