Published: Thu, December 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Heavyweights jostle for position in bid to topple world champion Anthony Joshua

Heavyweights jostle for position in bid to topple world champion Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr. failed to retain his heavyweight championship, losing to Anthony Joshua in their rematch over the weekend.

The Brit boxed well on his way to a unanimous decision in the desert, winning back his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles.

Fury is set to face Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas in a rematch after their last fight in 2018 was adjudged a draw despite Fury being the more technical and clinical of the pair.

AJ has said his plan is to eventually fight Wilder to unite the heavyweight belts, but Deontay says AJ is full of crap. claiming Joshua wants absolutely NO SMOKE.

Finally, the Mexican-American boxer admitted that he was out of shape and that his rival did not:He did what he had to do and, having been out of shape, I couldn't box in the best way " He sentenced.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are those guys. "Africa's rooting for me for sure, so I would definitely love to fight out there".

'They couldn't say anything about fighting with me.

The former undisputed world cruiserweight champion has stepped up to prove himself among the heavyweights, with Joshua in his sights after only one fight in the division. "I understand what Andy brought to the table so I had to decapitate him in a different way".

He just needs to go back to the drawing work and mainly work on his conditioning and also how to get on the inside of a bigger fighter who looks to keep him on the outside with the jab. Sometimes I'm going to box, sometimes I'm going to knock a man out.

"But, if Wilder really wants to put his name in the history books, I think he should come see us". "So I feel like I have their number because I can display a variety of skills when it comes to boxing". Any time I'm on home soil I can't lose.

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