- Anthony Joshua has blasted Deontay Wilder for dragging his name
- This comes after the American explained that he turned down an offer to fight Joshua
- Wilder went on to fight against Tyson Fury and he was defeated
Anthony Joshua has expressed his anger towards American boxer Deontay Wilder with the Nigerian-British boxer blasting him for dragging his name to the mud following his comment.
Deontay Wilder recently stated that he got an offer last year to fight Anthony Joshua but he rejected it because he actually wanted to fight Tyson Fury for the second time.
While directing his latest outburst to Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder explained that he was offered big money to fight Anthony Joshua last year.
However, the fight between Wilder and Joshua did not hold as the American went on to lose against Tyson Fury who knocked him down mercilessly.
It was even one of Deontay Wilder's coaching crew who had to throw in the towel when he saw that Tyson Fury overpowered their man.
While speaking with Sky Sports on the statement made by Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua expressed over what the American said.
"It's hard because at the time when people are talking and you see lots of media stuff, you start to believe what that person is saying.
"When time goes by, naturally the truth will always reveal itself. I get a lot of stick but I take it with a pinch of salt.
"He admitted it. We made him a lucrative offer but he wanted to face Fury. So be it. If that's what he wanted to do, fine. But he dragged my name through the mud.''
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is preparing for his next fight against Pulev, while Deontay Wilder still want to face Tyson Fury in a trilogy.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Anthony Joshua stated that he is currently sad about the turn of events in Nigeria as protests reach a whole new height on Tuesday night, October 20.
In a short clip, the British-Nigerian stated that he prays for the nation’s peace and positivity every night, adding that he also knows that it is getting to a stage where things are heating up.
Joshua who currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles was first seen in Nigeria in 2019 when he visited his ancestral home Sagamu, Ogun state.
With his middle name as ‘Oluwafemi’, Joshua melted the hearts of many Nigerians when he was seen trying hard to recite the Nigerian national anthem.
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