Anthony Joshua Talks Tough, Ready for Blockbuster Bout With Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua Talks Tough, Ready for Blockbuster Bout With Deontay Wilder

  • Anthony Joshua has assured boxing fans that his fight with Deontay Wilder will take place
  • Both heavyweight fighters have been touted to clash, but no agreement was reached so far
  • Former two-time champion AJ says 2023 will be a big year for his career and he is excited

Anthony Joshua has posited that the much-anticipated fight with Deontay Wilder will happen before he retires from boxing.

AJ and the Bronze Bomber have been touted to take on each other on several occasions, but they were unable to reach an agreement.

Joshua, the former two-time IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO title holder, is billed to return in 2023 after losing back-to-back to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.

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Anthony Joshua says his fight with Deontay Wilder will eventually happen. Photo: Nick Potts.
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The British-Nigerian boxer is set to take on domestic rival Dillian Whyte, but he has insisted that a fight with Wilder will eventually take place.

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Joshua told GQ’s official YouTube channel as per Boxing Scene:

“All this ‘what else is missing’, let’s look to the future. That was the past, why it didn’t happen. It will definitely happen, I always say ‘we’re in the same division, we’re in the same era, that means the fight has to happen’."

AJ further expressed belief that 2023 would be a big year for boxing.

“We’re all at the top of our division, and that fight will definitely happen and bring a lot of light to the heavyweight division.”

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has reportedly been in contact with Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel. The two have had positive interactions regarding the fight.

Eddie Hearn reacts

Meanwhile, famous boxing promoter Hearn has once again reiterated that Joshua could take on the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBC strap - if the belt is vacated.

All is set for a Wilder and Ruiz Jr clash, and Hearn believes AJ is primed to take on the winner of that bout if all goes according to plan.

Fury trolls Usyk

Sports Brief earlier reported that boxing star Tyson Fury doesn't hold back his punches and doesn't mince his words.

The WBC Heavyweight champion defended his title against Derek Chisora and immediately called out his next opponent, Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King called on Usyk to enter the ring, hurling insults at the Ukrainian fighter as he got closer.

Source: Sports Brief News