Anthony Joshua has slammed Deontay Wilder over his bizarre excuses for losing to Tyson Fury.
Recall Tyson Fury defeated Wilder to claim his WBC heavyweight belt with a stunning TKO victory in February after their first fight ended in a draw last year.
Since suffering his first professional defeat, The Bronze Bomber came up with several excuses, accusing Fury of cheating in their two previous fights.
He claimed that Fury’s fingernails punctured the glove and scratched him. He also alleged the British boxer put something ‘the size and the shape of an egg weight’ in his glove.
Commenting on Wilder’s excuses, Joshua told Sky Sports: ‘I’m not surprised. He is trying to express how he feels to the world. He has left it to us, the masses, to interpret it how we feel is best.
‘How he feels today might change in a year or two years due to experiences or more understanding of the situation that he has gone through.
‘He was knocking everybody out and got used to a winning performance. He took a loss and isn’t used to it.
‘As time goes on, he may express himself differently. Today? In my humble opinion it isn’t coming across in the right way.’
Between 2016 and 2019 Joshua and Wilder held every major heavyweight belt but were unable to strike a deal to face each other.
Joshua said: ‘The positive out of it? He told the world that he ducked and dodged me.
‘We offered him a fight for the undisputed championship of the world and he went down the route of fighting Fury.
‘I’m glad we can clear that up and move on.
‘As time goes on, it will all come to fruition and make sense.’