Anthony Joshua breaks silence on Tyson Fury win vs Deontay Wilder with surprise verdict

Where does Tyson Fury’s win leave the world heavyweight scene?

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Anthony Joshua has admitted it was “lovely to see Tyson Fury making his family proud” by beating Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout. AJ has had some public disagreements with his fellow British heavyweight in the past, but put that rivalry aside as he paid tribute to the job the ‘Gypsy King’ has done.

Joshua also praised Fury’s coaching corner, whose “trust and wisdom” helped the Mancunian to get the job done in Las Vegas, he said.

Fury saw off the challenge of Wilder for a third time to retain his world WBC belt, recovering from being knocked down to the canvas twice in one round to eventually claim victory a 2-0 win in the trilogy overall.

It has since been dubbed one of the greatest heavyweight fights there has ever been, with both fighters giving it everything in a slugfest for the ages.

Both Fury and Wilder hit the floor on several occasions, but neither were willing to give up until referee Russell Mora took it out of the American’s hands when he waved the fight off as he laid on the floor in the 11th round.

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Joshua has since put his rivalry with his fellow Brit aside to congratulate him on his performance.

“Fury done really well for a man in his first title defence as a champion,” he told iFL TV.

“It shows just how tough it is being champion at the moment.

“But he did very well to come through the storm, but [trainer SugarHill Steward] deserves a round of applause in the corner.

“That helped him a lot having that trust and wisdom in his corner, a great corner set-up.

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“Well done to him WBC champion of the world and two-time champion it is lovely for his wife and family particularly his old man [John Fury] who deserves it and is his biggest f***ing supporter.

“So it is lovely to see him making his family proud same as I make my family proud so well done to them.

“And SugarHill Steward and Andy Lee have done a superb job with Tyson.”

While Fury tasted success in his latest high-profile outing, the same cannot be said for Joshua who is still reeling from losing his belts to Oleksandr Usyk last month.

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The Ukrainian outboxed AJ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to win the bout on points, though the Brit has triggered his rematch clause for a shot at winning his titles back next year.

The loss delayed a hotly-anticipated meeting of the two British fighters, which was set to earn both fighters a huge pay day and give them a chance to unify the division.

Fury admitted he was “absolutely wounded” that Usyk had won, and said in the days after the fight that he was hoping his compatriot would triumph to set up a gigantic all-British fight.

That meeting could still happen, but first Joshua must try his luck against Usyk again and Fury will probably have to face another mandatory challenger in the meantime, most likely Dillian Whyte.

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