News | Jun 03 2019

Deontay Wilder declares that Anthony Joshua quit

Deontay Wilder has no sympathy for Anthony Joshua in today's Boxing News at Five
Joshua is stopped on his feet Mark Robinson/Matchroom

THE speed with which Deontay Wilder stuck his boot into a still-grounded Anthony Joshua following his shocking seventh-round knockout defeat to Andy Ruiz Jnr on Saturday (June 1) said many things about both Wilder and his own ill-fated fight with Joshua.

His put-downs were packed with spite, nastiness, and a fair bit of joy – joy at witnessing another man’s demise. Yet they were also laced with no small amount of regret, resentment and frustration, for Wilder may now have bragging rights but has lost out on the biggest payday of his career, at least for the time being.

“I have been telling people, we have been trying to tell them,” Wilder told 78 Sports TV.