Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Launches Brutal Rant On Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder didn't hold back when giving his views about Anthony Joshua following his shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz Jr stopped Joshua in stunning fashion to become the unified world champion and his victory sent shock waves through the heavyweight division.

It's got all the main players talking including WBC holder Wilder, whose branded Joshua a quitter in a brutal rant.

"There's no safe haven no more. They've been saving that boy," he said about Joshua's seventh round defeat to Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden.

The undefeated-American continued, by saying: "I think he's a broken man. At least Frank Bruno got KOd by Tyson, he's worse than Bruno. He's broken man. [Boxing is] 96% mental, and 4% physical. I'm not upset about the money.

"The most thing I'm upset about is he quit! He quit! When I'm in the ring, I don't mean good for nobody. You're going to have to kill me in the ring. He ain't been talking. His promoter [Eddie Hearn] has been talking. He can't fight for him."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Tyson Fury, on the other hand, offered some words of encouragement immediately after Joshua's nightmare U.S debut.

"We have our back and Forth's but @anthonyfjoshua changed his stars through life," the lineal heavyweight champion wrote on Twitter. "Heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again."

The defeat to Ruiz Jr is Joshua's first blemish on his professional record. The now-former heavyweight king, though, has the chance to regain his titles in a rematch.

They're expected to run it back with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn targeting a bout in November/December.

Wilder and Fury, meanwhile, are slated to meet again in early 2020 after striking a deal.

Will Joshua bounce back and reclaim his heavyweight titles? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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