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Wilder: I Think Joshua Will Lose Rematch, But He Can Fight On

As BoxingScene.com previously reported, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes Anthony Joshua “gave up” against Andy Ruizand will lose the rematch but can still rebound.

Joshua was shocked by Ruiz last month at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage, which allowed him to capture the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight championships and that also ended Joshua's immediate hopes of an undisputed title fight with Wilder.

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There is a rematch being negotiated, as Joshua exercised his rematch clause. The second fight is likely going to take place on December 14th in Cardiff, according to Hearn.

He says Joshua can still fight on and continue his career - even if he loses the rematch.

“It is not over for Anthony. Just because you lose, it doesn’t mean it’s over,” Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports from the Fitzroy Lodge amateur gym in London.

“Even if he loses the rematch, which I feel he will. I don’t think he knows how he lost. He was knocked down four times. He gave up, in my opinion.”

Joshua is expected to go straight into a second fight against new champion Ruiz in an attempt to regain his world titles.

“I wasn’t surprised,” Wilder reflected on the first Joshua vs Ruiz fight.

“I was happy for Andy, for where the guy came from. Like a lot of us fighters, he was looking for the lottery tickets.

“He said: ‘mama, we ain’t got to struggle any more’. That touched me because we all come from some type of place. We are all trying to support our families. We are all looking for the meal ticket."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by uppercut510 on 08-01-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19951849]Him and Khan quitting two weeks apart from each other was a pretty big blow to British Boxing. Caused them to all tie their wagon to the Dillian Whyte train, and now they’re stuck defending a talentless drugged up bum.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 08-01-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19945852]lmaooooooo at these post, poor guys ull be ok, AJ wasn't the first boxer to get completely destroyed on live TV nor is he the last....[/QUOTE] Him and Khan quitting two weeks apart from each other was a pretty big…

Comment by peplz on 08-01-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19943841]yeah but aj was totally destroyed, not wilder[/QUOTE] Wilder is still talking about a fighter that supposedly got "totally destroyed".

Comment by davefromvancouv on 07-30-2019

[QUOTE=cally93;19945242]While I agree some AJ fans need to calm down....are you for real? Seriously “protected until he was exposed” Wow you honestly can’t make this sh.1t up, look at his resume and compare it to the other top guys and…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 07-30-2019

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19945059]The Ortiz fight was made after AJ lost.[/QUOTE] It was announced 4 days before the Joshua/Ruiz fight [QUOTE]Wilder, 33, made the announcement just four days before Joshua puts his WBA, WBO and IBF titles on the line against Andy Ruiz…

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