Anthony Joshua Gives His Thoughts on Deontay Wilder’s Performance Against Tyson Fury

Published 10/27/2021, 1:56 PM EDT
Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Weigh-in – The O2, London, Britain – September 24, 2021 Anthony Joshua during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Anthony Joshua recently reacted to the Fury vs Wilder fight. Fury and Wilder faced each other on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was a star-studded affair, with many celebrities and boxers in attendance. Anthony Joshua, on the other hand, watched the fight from the comfort of his home.

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In an interview with IFL TV, Joshua reacted to the fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘The Bronze Bomber’. “Fury done really well for a man in his first title defense as a champion,” Joshua told IFL TV. “It shows just how tough it is being champion at the moment.”

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Joshua also reacted to Wilder’s performance and did not seem very impressed. “I would of iced half the motherf—— he has in his fights,” Joshua said. “And then you come up against one of two good fighters and it shows how difficult it is at the top level. And he is trying to learn now because he has realized ’sh!t’ Fury is a decent fighter’ and if he uses his ability to learn as fuel he could go far in the next three or four years.”

‘AJ’ lost his belts a few weeks before the Fury vs Wilder fight. He took on the former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk. ‘The Cat’ outclassed Joshua for 12 rounds and became the unified heavyweight champion of the world in just his third fight in the division.

Anthony Joshua has only one thing on his mind in the rematch against Usyk – ‘Murder’

Anthony Joshua invoked the rematch clause against Oleksandr Usyk. The pair will face each other in the ring early next year for the rematch. Joshua has made his intentions very clear going into the rematch. “I have one thing on my mind and that’s war, that’s murder – just to go out there and hurt the guy and take his soul to the point where he wants to give up. That’s what boxing’s about.” Joshua said.

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Joshua looks to win his belts back after losing them for the second time in three years. The last time around, he won them back, dominantly. Will he be able to put up another dominant performance against the Ukrainian sensation?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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