& # 39; He will not hold on to that title forever & # 39 ;: Anthony Joshua says Deontay Wilder cannot escape him if he is going into tough confrontations to become undisputed champion
- Anthony Joshua wants to unite the heavyweight division against Deontay Wilder
- A fight has proved difficult to make when Joshua prepared to fight in New York next week
- Wilder has already agreed a rematch with Luis Ortiz to further frustrate Joshua
- Joshua makes his US debut on Saturday when he is Andy Ruiz Jr.
Anthony Joshua was thinking about sitting here in the room with Deontay Wilder to & # 39; The Fight of the Century & # 39; to make it a reality.
That idea went out the window when Wilder announced that he was fighting a rematch with Luis Ortiz next.
So now, assuming he beats Andy Ruiz Jr. at Madison Square Garden this Saturday night, Joshua will focus on becoming the undisputed heavyweight world champion, regardless of who has the WBC title he still needs to keep.
Anthony Joshua admits that Deontay Wilder will eventually have to face him as he pursues the fight
& # 39; It is no longer Joshua and Wilder, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Now it's about me and the titles. & # 39;
Speaking for a personal meeting with Ruiz at their last media conference, he added: & # 39; Wilder may not be much more of a champion. He will not retain that title forever.
& # 39; Not the way he comes close to losing fights and having to dig himself with that big punch.
& # 39; What would people say if I took a rematch with Povetkin as he fights Ortiz again? If I do something like that with Dillian Whyte, I don't want to hear any complaints.
Wilder, pictured with beating Dominic Breazele this month, will rematch Luis Ortiz in his next fight
& # 39; I have been working towards uncontested for two years and I have to take risks along the way. Deontay too.
& # 39; So why shouldn't he take the biggest risk for the biggest reward. But I, I have big arguments there against the will of Fury, Usyk and Hunter and then there are the young heavyweights that are coming like Joe Joyce.
& # 39; But for the moment, I have to concentrate on Ruiz to make sure I don't make a mistake before fighting anyone, I have to beat to become the undisputed. & # 39;
The Little Gangster, as Andy Ruiz Jr. characterized himself, goes back to his old street corners when he gets upset and tells the boys he left behind in the & # 39; hood: & # 39; I told you. & # 39;
They always used the dragon with its rugged frame, but now it says: & My size and speed make it difficult for Joshua to do his thing. This opportunity has come at the perfect moment for me.
& # 39; He is a good fighter and I have nothing bad to say, but I visualize a more exciting fight than anyone expected, with my quick hand raised at the end. & # 39;
The height difference between Joshua (left) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (right) was clear on Thursday
The difference in height was astonishingly visible on the stage of the historic Beacon Theater as they glanced down and down.
The respect that they had shown each other during the fighting week was again present, starting with a firm handshake.
& # 39; Respect & # 39 ;, said Ruiz. & # 39; Viva Mexico. & # 39;
& # 39; Respect, & # 39; Joshua said. & # 39; May the best man win. & # 39;
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