- Anthony Joshua said he refused to mock Deontay Wilder after his loss Tyson Fury because he was more mature
- Wilder made several negative marks about Joshua when he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr, back in June 2019
- Joshua and Fury are set to clash in a heavyweight contest to determine who is the undisputed king in the division
Anthony Joshua revealed why he did not make fun of his heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder after losing his WBC title to Tyson Fury.
The WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion was gearing up for a fight with the Bronze Bomber to know he is the king of the division.
Both Joshua and Wilder were unbeaten as at that time but in June 2019, Joshua lost all his four belts to Andy Ruiz Jr, courtesy of a seventh-round stoppage in one of the biggest upsets in boxing.
And Wilder was quick to mock his rival after the fight: “Joshua, I think he’s a broken man. Mentally, he’s done.”
He also slammed Joshua's tactics going into the fight at the Madison Square Garden Arena in Los Angeles.
But Joshua said he had no intention of running down the American fighter after he was dominated by his compatriot Fury in Las Vegas.
“Oh yeah, oh yeah,” Joshua said in an interview with DAZN’s Chris Mannix. “I went into my drawer and pulled out my long list of things to say, I’ve got a lot of things to say about Wilder.
“But you don’t knock a man when he’s down, also. And that was at the top of the list. I have to stand by those principles.
“But for sure, I think me and Wilder, as I say, are cut from a different cloth. He’s what we call… it begins with a ‘b’ and ends with a ‘h’. I’m not like that, I’m more of a man.
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“I don’t really get on the internet talking negatively. The only times you’ve seen me talking recklessly is against Dillian Whyte and Jarrell Miller.
“Other than that I’m an ambassador of the sport. I’m trying to be clean, representing my sponsorship, represent DAZN properly, I try to stay away from the typical stereotype of a heavyweight boxer.
“It’s difficult but I have it in me to fire up and talk recklessly when needed.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mike Tyson will knock out Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua if he trained for six weeks, former trainer Jeff Fenech claims.
The former undisputed heavyweight king had a 20-year spell in the sport and he is regarded as one of the hardest punchers in the sport.
Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion when he defeated Trevor Berbick in 1985 at the age of 20.
And out of his 56 career fights, Tyson recorded an impressive 44 knockouts in the heavyweight division.
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