Joshua labels Deontay Wilder a 'fool' after controversial draw against Fury

Joshua labels Deontay Wilder a 'fool' after controversial draw against Fury

- 29-year-old Anthony Joshua has blasted American rival Deontay Wilder

- He called the WBC Champion a fool after a tweet from Wilder's manager calling him out for a fight

- Joshua informed both Fury and Wilder he is ready to take on both of them whenever they are ready

British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has branded his rival Deontay Wilder a fool after his fight against Tyson Fury.

The American pugilist remain unbeaten in his professional career after sharing spoils with challenger Fury in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Having completed the 12 rounds in the fights, the judges scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder, 114-110 for Fury and 113-113 down the middle.

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According to Daily Mail, Fury was said to have referred to Joshua as a 'chicken' adding that a rematch between with Wilder looks inevitable in the wake of their controversial draw.

What it means is that Joshua might be frozen out of the division's top fights for a little while yet, but the 29-year-old reckons he is ready to go.

After Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel suggested a Wilder-Joshua showdown could happen, Joshua wrote on Twitter: "What took this fool so long? Like we ain't been interested?!

"Anyway well done Fury! They (Wilder) wanted to get to you because they assumed you was finished!! I'll give you a fair one when your ready. Either one of you!"

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has gone to Los Angeles this week and says he is hoping to talk about an April date between his fighter and Wilder.

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Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, however, hopes to open talks over Fury-Wilder II.

Hearn told the Daily Mail: "First we need to find out what is happening with a Wilder-Fury rematch and whether the rematch clause we are hearing about is what it seems.

"If anything, the way that fight went on Saturday works in our favour in terms of getting Wilder. That has always been the fight we want because he has the last belt.

"It might also be the case that Wilder fancies his chances in a punch-out with AJ rather than another go at Fury.

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"As far as AJ is concerned, he will fight anyone. He would love Wilder next and he has always wanted Fury.

"I am going out to LA and we will talk (with Wilder's representatives) this week. It is a fight we definitely want for April and will work hard to make."

YEN.com.gh recalls that WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder, defended his title against challenger Tyson Fury in the biggest heavyweight fight in the United States, since Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002.

After an epic display of resilience and strength, the judges saw fit to score the bout 115-111 for Wilder, 114-110 for Fury and 113-113 down the middle.

The big fight placing the Bomber against the Gypsy King took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 1.

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