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Wilder: Fury's Klitschko Win is Impressive - Joshua Not So Much!

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is far more impressed by Tyson Fury's upset decision win over Wladimir Klitschko from November of 2015 - when the 'Gypsy King' captured the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles.

He feels Anthony Joshua's TKO victory over Klitschko is extremely overhyped.

Joshua faced Klitschko back in April, before 90,000 fans at Wembley in London. It was Klitschko's first fight since the loss to Fury.

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In the fight, Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) was decked hard in the sixth round and appeared to be in serious trouble. But he was able to recover and eventually rallied to drop Klitschko twice in the eleventh for the TKO win to unify the WBA, IBO, IBF belts.

"It’s impressive to a lot of people. To be honest, to me, it’s like, hey, Tyson Fury beat him while he was a champion, AND he went to his back yard to do it! That’s more impressive to me," Wilder told The42.

"That’s more impressive to me than a Klitschko who’s gotten older, with a 17-month layoff, that already got beaten, coming back just to get knocked out. How impressive is that, really?”

Wilder also believes that if Klitschko had Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward in his corner, he would have likely beaten Joshua that night.

Steward passed away in 2012 - and then assistant trainer Jonathan Banks took over the training duties.

"I had Klitschko to beat him, and Klitschko had the opportunity to do so, but he made the wrong decisions in the ring, and that’s a fact," Wilder said.

“No disrespect to my man JB [Jonathan Banks] as Klitschko’s trainer – I love JB – but if he had Emanuel Steward, it would have been a different Klitschko. And I don’t blame that on JB. I really blame it on Klitschko himself, because after Emanuel Steward, you can tell that Klitschko – no matter what he hears from JB – he’s going to do what he want to do, regardless. The respect he had for Emanuel and the respect he has for JB are two different respects.

“The champion should be Wladimir Klitschko right now. [Joshua] knows that. But that’s the past, and it’s time to look to the present and try to make a better future. That future is me versus Anthony Joshua in a unification fight. Me and Joshua will be a great fight too, but it gonna end bad for somebody. No more excuses."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alexguiness on 11-16-2017

Audley Harrison counts as an 'impressive' win for Wilder lol.

Comment by cally93 on 11-16-2017

[QUOTE=Fabes88;18211822]Ok so if you guys were so impressed with furys win what would you rather rewatch fury wlad or wlad aj. Fury won because he was less dreadful that night. It really wasn't impressive it was dreadful to watch. Fair…

Comment by alexjust on 11-16-2017

Fury denied Wlad a rematch twice. Im convinced Wlad would have taken his belts back from Fury. He just wasn't himself that night and still Fury couldn't even drop him having all the advantages. Wilder is just trying to diminish…

Comment by IraqiSword on 11-16-2017

Fury's Win over the weak Klitschko is as good as Danny Williams win over Tyson, and Joshua's win over an even weaker Klitschko was as good as McBride's win over Tyson

Comment by Mr Objecitivity on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18211919]Thats bc Klitchko used him as a sparring partner in 2012 for Wach and it stayed with him since . Wilder is the type of guy who will preach to others but not follow through himself . He states champions…

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