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Joshua: When Wilder, Fury, Usyk Are Really Ready - They Will Call

British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) recaptured his position as the unified world heavyweight champion with a masterful unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) in a rematch in front of thousands of rabid fans at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua exacted his revenge against Ruiz, who six months ago dethroned the undefeated kingpin in epic fashion at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage to capture unified IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles. Joshua reclaimed his titles to become a two-time world champion.

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The two biggest future options for Joshua are WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Tyson Fury.

Joshua has called for those fights, but he doesn't plan to call for them any longer. If they want him, Joshua expects them to make the call.

“What can I say? I have been speaking about these guys a long time. You see this time, when I had the opportunity to just focus solely on Andy,  my head is in the right place," Joshua said.

"When Wilder, Fury, Ortiz and Usyk are really ready, they will make the call. Until then, I respect them. I won’t continue to call them out. I am making my own lane and if they want to be a part of that, they will call. Ruiz did it and created a legacy.

"If those guys want to do it, they can create a legacy too. Look at all I have done, come on. When I call them out and do all of that, I lose focus."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by UNBANNED on 12-10-2019

[QUOTE=TheUptownKid;20245502]Eddie Hearn framing of the argument. Joshua has blessed others with title shots in the past so he took lionshare if purses. Now he’s fighting a legit 10x defending champ, he should give up a greater percentage of the pie.…

Comment by TheUptownKid on 12-10-2019

[QUOTE=UNBANNED;20242710]Wilder is not earning $33 million per fight and he never will. Fury rematch should hit 700k buys, but its split network so Wilder gets his percent of HALF the buys...he wont ever earn $30 million in a fight. Poor…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=5000boxing;20242864]I don't have twitter.. But listen.. The only thing Wilder asked for was 50/50 or he accepts the 15, and if he wins.. AJ will get 15m just like he did for the rematch.. Those are the demands Wilder made.…

Comment by 5000boxing on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;20240226]LMAO......can I get your twitter ID so I can send you a contract? All that excuses have sailed....if they want real fight, let them come to the table. Just watch how wilder will never talk about the undisputed now that…

Comment by UNBANNED on 12-09-2019

[QUOTE=TheUptownKid;20242021]ALL EXCLUSIVE ON DAZN. That’s the point. It can be a deal for A SINGLE FIGHT. Instead Hearn wanted to get his subscribers up, which is why Deontay left the deal. This was a deal for DAZN NOT JOSHUA.[/QUOTE] Wilder…

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