No matter what Anthony Joshua does people love to have a bit of a complaint. Plenty of people love AJ but even in beating Joseph Parker there were complaints and now the heavyweight champion has hit back.
Normally AJ rocks up, spends a few rounds in the ring with someone and knocks them out. When that happens the reaction seems to be half a love in and half the fact that all his opponents are bums.
Check out our interview with AJ:
Of course the minute it took him a bit longer to knock Wladimir Klitschko and Carlos Takam out the problem was either that the Ukrainian was past it or once again the Cameroonian was a bum.
On Saturday night he was finally taken the distance by Joseph Parker, the fact he hadn't previously gone that far in a fight was often a criticism too, and now the fight was considered boring and he should have ended the New Zealander earlier.
AJ though wasn't going to take that criticism lying down and tweeted saying, "Introducing you 2 the sweet science of boxing. Hit & don't get hit."
Introducing you 2 the sweet science of boxing :fire: Hit & don't get hit :fire: pic.twitter.com/BbhqSwoxef- Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) April 1, 2018
Former WBC world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno, who held the one title that AJ is yet to get his hands on, also replied to the criticism that his fellow Brit was on the end of tweeting:
Love reading all the armchair experts What a fighter didn't do or should of done..anyone who gets in the ring and does the business deserves respect! it's a tough tough sport! Unless you've done it...know what I mean Arry?- Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) April 1, 2018
Parker was undoubtedly the former Olympic champion's biggest test other than Klitschko. The New Zealander was one of only two other heavyweight champions and himself was undefeated.
You imagine that the criticism of AJ won't stop until he faces Deontay Wilder. The Bronze Bomber is the other world champion, along with AJ, and the American is considered the biggest hitter in the heavyweight division.
The fight between the two undefeated champions could define an era of heavyweight boxing.