Anthony Joshua has posted a cryptic message on social media after Tyson Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder last weekend, which saw his British foe cement his status as the No.1 heavyweight on the planet
According to British newspaper, Daily Star, Anthony Joshua who has been silent since his defeat by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk last month, has broken his silence after his main rival and anticipated challenger for unified titles, Tyson Fury last weekend beat Deontay Wilder.
Joshua posted a cryptic message on social media as the 32 year old continue reeling from his conclusive defeat at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, in which he was outclassed by the masterful Ukrainian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Despite generally failing to get close to Usyk over the 12 rounds, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn revealed last Saturday that AJ has already exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch, which will give him the chance to reclaim his unified heavyweight titles early next year.
Following Joshua’s defeat it was up to Fury to ensure Britain maintained a world heavyweight title when he defended his WBC strap against Wilder on Saturday night.
And unlike his domestic rival he managed to do so, although not without a major scare along the way.
Fury was forced to pull himself off the canvas twice in the fourth round, despite flooring Wilder in the third.
The Gypsy King appeared on the verge of a shock defeat and was ultimately saved by the bell, which allowed him to regain his composure and stamp his authority on the contest again from the fifth onwards.
Over the next seven he battered and bullied a resilient Wilder, weakening his legs but never his spirit before the knockout blow came in the 11th.
It was a sensational performance from Fury in what proved one of the greatest heavyweight battles of all time, which must have been a difficult watch for Joshua on the back of his recent shortcoming.