Anthony Joshua has replied Deontay Wilder’s criticism of his win over Andy Ruiz Jr.
Wilder slammed Joshua’s “jab-grab-hold method” as he reclaimed his world heavyweight titles and told him he needs to “dominate guys” rather than running around the ring.
But Joshua has responded to Wilder’s criticisms by claiming he doesn’t “have a good bone” in his body and is unable to say anything positive.
“That’s Wilder’s opinion,” Joshua told The Athletic.
“A lot of people don’t have a good bone in their body to say a positive thing anyway. I outboxed the heavyweight champion of the world for 12 rounds.
“I don’t think I lost a round. Maybe one … I come in there with a great game plan, I’m successful. Isn’t that good enough?
“You can’t box to keep everyone happy; you have to box for the win. And I feel like when I’m at home celebrating, he’s there talking about negativity. Negative energy breeds failure so I’m just going to keep a positive mindset and build on that victory.”
Joshua is now keen to take on WBC king Wilder in 2020, after he faces his rematch with Tyson Fury in February.
“With or without Wilder we’re still going to break records,” Joshua added, “but if Wilder really wants to put his name down in the history books, I think that he should come see us.”
Joshua claimed on Good Morning Britain this week he has the tools to deal with Wilder or Fury should they meet in the ring.
“I would love to have the opportunity to either beat Deontay Wilder or beat Tyson Fury,” he said.