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Anthony Joshua Explains How He'll Watch Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury

Ryan Sidle

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Anthony Joshua Explains How He'll Watch Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua will not be at the Staples Centre to see Deontay Wilder defend the WBC heavyweight title against Tyson Fury, now the WBA, IBF and WBO champion has revealed his plans for Saturday night.

In recent years we've become more and more accustomed to the post fight storming of the ring by a future opponent for the winner of a fight. Deontay Wilder did it to Tyson Fury at the end of the Englishman's fight with Francesco Pianeta.

That storm into the ring by Wilder kicked off the build up to what, at the time, still seemed like an incredible fight with Fury, just three fights into the lineal champions comeback.

We've no idea what will transpire during or after tonight's fight but with the Bronze Bomber and the Gypsy Kind involved it really could be anything.

One thing we know for sure though is that the heavyweight division's other title holder, Anthony Joshua, will not be getting in the ring to face up to the winner. AJ revealed the other week that he won't be in LA.

Now the 2012 Olympic champion has even revealed that he won't be staying up to watch, speaking via the Mirror, AJ said;

"The fight is on too early in the morning for me, so I'll be sleeping. I enjoy watching the highlights. I'll watch it in the morning on social media.

"When I wake up, I like to see who got knocked out. It's a generation thing.

"We like highlights, so I don't watch the whole thing."

The world champion will not be watching in the early hours. Image: PA
The world champion will not be watching in the early hours. Image: PA

Whilst AJ has a bit of a point on being a 'highlights generation' who want content quickly it seems that most boxing fans would love to watch the whole thing.

Having been criticised for not being in America it seems weird that the undefeated champion won't even be watching, especially as at least one of them is likely to be a future opponent.

Fury & Wilder will finally meet on Saturday night. Image: PA Images
Fury & Wilder will finally meet on Saturday night. Image: PA Images

It's likely that Joshua will face Dillian Whyte in April but could face Wilder later next year, if the American is victorious on Saturday night.

If Fury wins then Wilder will be wrapped up in a rematch which could delay AJ getting his unification fight with whoever is the champion.

You'd like to think that even if he doesn't watch the full fight tomorrow Joshua will eventually do so when he's preparing to face whoever wins.

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder

Ryan Sidle
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