Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have decided to fire up the old trash talk, going back-and-forth a bit in the media this week.
Wilder, of course, is set to face Tyson Fury for a third time on July 24, while it’s expected that Joshua will face WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk later this summer or early fall.
But with Wilder saying that he’d KO Joshua in “devastating fashion” — and also that Joshua is “making excuses” to not fight him by having a mandatory in Usyk, which is typical Wilder nonsense — Joshua fired back, saying Wilder isn’t an elite fighter and has only one weapon:
“He isn’t an elite-level fighter, in my opinion. He’s good. It’s the heavyweights, so they always know one punch can change the course of a fight. But I’ve never, ever seen in the heavyweight division a fighter going to war with just one weapon, which is what they say is his right hand. … As we’ve seen now with certain fights of elite-level fighters, he struggles at the top level, and there’s a lot more of us waiting for that opportunity as well to kick his ass. … I am an elite-level fighter. I’m not one of those tomato cans he’s knocked out.”