Heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder has savaged Anthony Joshua on social media following the Brit’s shock loss to Andy Ruiz.
Joshua suffered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history in a seventh round TKO loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, who become Mexico’s first ever heavyweight champ.
The loss means a much-anticipated showdown between Joshua — who lost his four title belts — and WBC champion Wilder will be delayed, and hinges on Joshua defeating Ruiz in a rematch.
Wilder and Joshua have long accused each other of ducking their much-anticiapted fight and the unbeaten American wasn’t going to miss a chance to kick his rival while he was down on Sunday.
“He (Joshua) wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts,” Wilder wrote on Twitter.
“Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!”
Wilder has decided to give Luis Ortiz a rematch for his next fight. Ortiz battered Wilder for parts of their fight in early 2018 before running out of gas and getting knocked out.
Wilder tried to steal the headlines this week when he announced his rematch with Fury was set for 2020.
Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw in December in Los Angeles, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice.
— with AP