Bob arum lashed out at Anthony Joshua and assured that every time his name is mentioned, he cannot help but imagine him on the canvas after being defeated by Andy Ruiz.
“I am not thrilled at all Joshua, every time they mention it I see him thrown in the ring after being hit by a fighter who doesn’t throw as many punches as Andy Ruiz“, Commented Arum to Gareth davies. “I don’t underestimate it, but I just don’t think Joshua be an elite fighter ”.
Arum recalled the surprising triumph of Andy in June 2019, when he finished with the undefeated AJ in seven episodes in the Madison Square Garden, in which it has also been the only fight that Joshua has played on North American soil.
Six months later AJ took revenge, after Andy he did not have a proper training camp, coming 15 pounds heavier than in his first clash and regained the belts by winning by unanimous decision.
Joshua is not a star in the US
The lack of activity of Joshua in United States is one of the main factors why Arum does not believe that AJ have superstar status for American fans.
Even the promoter thinks that the closing of the trilogy with Deontay Wilder it would have a much better response than a clash between the two Brits.
If Joshua fought with Fury in the United States, it would not do as well as the next match of Tyson with Wilder”, He pointed. “He is not a personality, he has not made a place for himself among the American public. It sure will be different in the UK, but here it doesn’t connect with the fans. They don’t know who he is or anything about him ”.
Both fighters for now have fights on the near horizon, where they will put their belts at risk.
Joshua will be measured with Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at the Tottenham Stadium of London, while Tyson will collide with Deontay Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas.