Deontay Wilder is going to face Tyson Fury on July 24 for the WBC belt. However, the former champion has also made few statements regarding Anthony Joshua that he should be keen to face him as he is for facing Fury after their fight.
Well, AJ has responded finally: “I’ll fight them all, Wilder’s just another one in the pecking order, no problem“
When AJ was asked, the Bronze Bomber accused him and his team of giving excuses not to fight him. He clarified :
“I don’t know what excuses he’s talking about. Talk is cheap, it’s the cheapest thing to buy on Earth”. He stated“I’m an elite level fighter, I’m not one of those tomato cans he’s knocked out“
AJ thinks that Wilder is not elite and when asked if he believes Wilder could lose his status as an elite level if he’s beaten by Fury twice, AJ says :
“He ain’t an elite-level fighter in my opinion. He’s good, it’s heavyweights, so they always know one punch can change the course of a fight”
Watch the full conversation here:
AJ even provides a reason why he feels that Wilder ain’t elite. He explains
“But I’ve never, ever seen in the heavyweight division a fighter going to war with one weapon in his arsenal which is his right hand. When you get to the top level, trust me, that doesn’t last anymore, that doesn’t work.”
Anthony also says that fighters like Wilder struggle at the top level and he is ready to kick his arse when given an opportunity.
“So he’s gonna struggle when he comes to fight people like myself and other heavyweights,” he added.
Whom does Anthony Joshua want to face next?
Anthony does not mind fighting anyone between Wilder and Fury, when asked about who he thinks would come out as a victor he replied:
“Fury? Wilder? Bring them both. I’m not taking sides. They’re both enemies of mine and I wanna slay them both with the same energy“
Finally, AJ wished them both good luck and confessed that he is eager to fight the one who wins the bout. Seems like AJ is ready to take on anyone at the moment. However, it is the championship bout that will decide whom Anthony will be facing.