The most striking part of Anthony Joshua's win over Joseph Parker on Saturday night was his decision to call out fellow undefeated world champion Deontay Wilder. Now the American has responded.
AJ became a unified champion last night when he added Joseph Parker's WBO title to the WBA and IBF titles he already held, meaning only one other man holds a recognised version of the world heavyweight title.
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That of course throws up the prospect of the undefeated Briton taking on Deontay Wilder further down the line so one of the men can end the others undefeated record and taking all the belts home.
After beating Parker on a wide points decision the former Olympic champion turned to the Sky Sports' cameras and said he wanted either Wilder or Tyson Fury as his next opponent.
In typical fashion the brash American took to Twitter to respond to the call out and somehow decided that the decision that the judges had come to was a 'robbery,' an opinion held by literally no one else who watched the fight:
What a robbery... WOW:bangbang: @joeboxerparker great job Bro omg don't apologize you did nothing wrong. True champion. @anthonyfjoshua, I ACCEPTED 100%- Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) April 1, 2018
P.S. Take AFRICA off your Arm. They're warriors. You from UK brotha pic.twitter.com/09yv1bCqrq
Whether the Joshua vs Wilder fight takes place soon is still questionable. Promoter Eddie Hearn has previously spoken about Wilder wanting more money than they're willing to give him, which will only be made worse by AJ holding another belt now.
Joshua will likely want the fight back at Wembley where he knows he can sell out for 90,000 people whereas the Bronze Bomber will no doubt want the fight to take place in Las Vegas.
Another Matchroom fighter, Dillian Whyte, is actually the number one contender for Wilder's belt and the American has also complained that Hearn is just trying to avoid AJ fighting him by throwing another charge in his way.
The Olympic bronze medalist from Beijing has come in for a lot of criticism after recently claiming he wanted 'a body on his hands.'
Hopefully this one gets the chance to actually happen.
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