Joshua labels Fury’s Klitschko win ‘boring’ – says ‘stock didn’t rise’
Anthony Joshua was highly unimpressed by Tyson Fury’s win over Wladimir Klitschko and believes his own victory over the Ukrainian will be remembered with far more fondness.
The current heavyweight king is on the verge of confirming his next defence against Kubrat Pulev, but was uncomplimentary about Fury’s win in an interview with UK media.
“He didn’t throw a punch (against Klitschko). He didn’t come to fight. He just walked around the ring for like 12 rounds, it’s boring,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“It’s not winning, it’s how you win. His stock didn’t rise. Your stock has got to rise and he could have had the better win.
“When people look at it, many years after, ask them whose fight they will remember.”
Joshua made a ton of money from Pay-Per-View surrounding the April clash at Wembley Stadium and has been lauded for his performance despite almost being stopped by ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ in the contest.
‘AJ’ is on a pedastal as the best top division puncher in the world and could be in line for another massive unification with Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker in 2018.
In contrast, Fury’s Dusseldorf win went widely unappreciated and the fighter has since struggled with demons whislt fighting a UKAD and British Boxing Board ban.
A hearing was scheduled to take place in October, although Board Secretary Robert Smith recently admitted no date was set for an independent panel to run the rule over Fury’s case.