John Fury has praised Anthony Joshua while bashing Deontay Wilder when comparing how the two handled their most recent losses.
Recently, we saw Joshua get bested by Oleksandr Usyk in a 12-round battle. Usyk won the fight via unanimous decision and Joshua lost the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Championships.
“Bizarre is an understatement. He [Wilder] proved what a bad sport he is and he let the American people down with that behavior.
“I’ve always looked up to the Americans – especially the boxing fraternity – and I’ve never seen behavior like that from a champion.
“I’ve had great respect for their champions, past, and present, but he behaved like a spoilt kid who couldn’t believe his misfortune and couldn’t accept the situation he was in.
“It put me off him as a man – he’s not a man. In the last interview, they tried to compare him to AJ. No way. Look at how AJ is reacting now and compare it to him.”
Wilder has been widely criticized for his accusations towards Fury and his former trainer Mark Breland. “The Bronze Bomber” claimed that Fury loaded his gloves with egg weights and that Breland spiked his water. Wilder ended up dropping Breland from his camp and enlisted the help of Malik Scott, a former active heavyweight boxer.
Wilder will meet Tyson Fury a third time on Oct. 9. Wilder has received this opportunity after winning an arbitration case, blocking Fury vs. Joshua. That bout would’ve determined the undisputed heavyweight champion of boxing.