Following brutal Deontay Wilder KO, it’s over to you – Anthony Joshua


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Over to you, Anthony Joshua. Following his brutal first-round knockout of mandatory challenger, Dominic Breazeale, WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder firmly cemented his claim to be the world’s best heavyweight.

This Saturday night, AJ gets the chance to proclaim himself to be the true no.1. He defends his IBO, IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. in Madison Square Garden.

Last week, JD Sports’ official Youtube channel brought us footage of AJ in camp discussing his world heavyweight title defence against Alexander Povetkin and 2015 London derby victory over Dillian Whyte. As well as that, they looked at in-ring tactics and more.

This week, JD Sports’ latest video content brings us behind-the-scenes footage as AJ prepares to bring his global hype train to New York City.

It documents the withdrawal of originally scheduled opponent, Jarrell Miller. Also, brings us an interview with the man who stepped up to replace him, Andy Ruiz Jr.

‘It is time to make history,’ he declares. He talks about his narrow world title loss to Joseph Parker and how he’ll claim the gold this time.

Attention then turns back to AJ as he looks at the names that were on the table to replace Miller.

His trainer, Robert McCracken and sparring partner, Gregory Corbin discuss AJ’s preparation for Ruiz Jr.

We see Eddie Hearn talk passionately in press conference footage of how he wanted a ‘real fight’ on June 1st. After some media work in New York, Joshua heads for Miami, Florida to build a base for his stateside adventure.


Can Joshua continue his momentum and defeat Andy Ruiz Jr. on the road to mega-fights with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in the coming years? Find out on June 1st; live on DAZN in the U.S and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Subscribe to JD Sports on Youtube to keep up with AJ’s preparations ahead of his date with destiny at Madison Square Garden.

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Ian Aldous is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @ian7685