American heavyweight boxer, Deontay Wilder, has slammed Anthony Joshua over the tactics he adopted in order to defeat Mexican Andy Ruiz Jnr.
Naija News reports that Joshua had defeated Andy Ruiz after 12-round of a thrilling fight on Saturday night.
Anthony Joshua (AJ) won by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring AJ 118-110. 118-110. 119-109.
Joshua reclaimed WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles in front of 15,000 spectators.
Recalls that Ruiz had defeated the former heavyweight champion in the seventh round back in June, at the Maddison Square in New York.
Speaking to The Athletic, Wilder slammed Joshua for refusing to dominate Ruiz, blaming Vladmir Klitschko for the British boxer’s tactics.
“Joshua did what he had to do to get the win. He ran around the ring and was on his bike all day,” Wilder said.
“Basically, he had Klitschko in the camp and he was a lot like Klitschko: that jab-grab-hold method. That’s all he did tonight.
“You want to dominate guys, man. Maybe I’m just too rough, too hardcore and too much of a dream for this time and era, maybe the world wants that nice shit… my mentality is so different from these other fighters.
“But when I think of myself as a champion… you want to come out there and whoop his ass.
“I’m not coming in, after losing to this guy, to just dance and grab and jab and hold. I’m going to show the world and convince them I am the very best and that no one is close to me, especially with what’s going on in the division right now. It’s a time of proving who is the best.
“Joshua had many times he could’ve gone for the finish after he landed on the right hand.”
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