Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's challenge

01 April, 2018, 16:20 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • Deontay Wilder accepts Anthony Joshua's challenge

Victory extended the London 2012 Olympic champion' flawless professional record to 21 wins from as many bouts but all of his previous successes had been by way of knockouts.

With the victory, Joshua now has WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles to his name.

Anthony Joshua has heaped credit on Joseph Parker following his win by unanimous decision over the Kiwi in Cardiff on Sunday (NZT).

The inexperienced referee attracted boos from the 78,000-strong crowd at Cardiff's Principality Stadium at his first world heavyweight title fight.

Soon after, Anthony Joshua also noted his interest in getting into the ring with WBC (World Boxing Council) champion Deontay Wilder of the United States for a chance to become the undisputed champion once and for all.

"I know the bookies say I might get a knockout.but forget the hype, Joseph Parker is a world champion".

"My strategy was to stick behind the jab, that's one of the most important weapons", He said after the victory.

Despite taking out all three scorecards by a comfortable margin, England's Joshua faced one of the toughest tests of his career so far, taken through all 12 rounds for the first time in his 21 professional bouts.


"Today I got beat by a better champion, the bigger man", the 26-year-old said, speaking to Sky Sports.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn ruled out an immediate rematch but reiterated his fighter's comments, and believes Parker is a great example for the rest of the division.

New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker with boxing commentator Colonel Bob Sheridan.

Anthony Joshua jokingly imitated Dillian Whyte when he was asked Saturday night who he wants to fight next.

He needed to get through the longest fight of his career to collect the third of the big four belts, though.

"What made me happy is, coming out and saying that British boxing happens here, boxing, world boxing revolves around us, we don't need to go to America, what can America give us that we can't?"

The way Joshua fought came as a surprise to some and proved he is developing as a fighter every time he steps into the ring.

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