Stipe Miocic fires back at Anthony Joshua

June 20, 2017 10:08 am by Evan Bell
Anthony Joshua Stipe Miocic

Following news of a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight being official, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic began to call for a fight against heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

While Joshua, an Olympic gold medalist, boasts an undefeated record of 19-0 that has seen him finish all of his opponents, Miocic is confident that he can hand the 6’6 Englishman his first professional loss.

Anthony Joshua Wladimir Klitschko

Recently, Miocic called for a fight against Joshua during a recent podcast appearance, saying:

“Oh yeah, 100-percent. I would love to do that. It’d be great. I’d love to fight Joshua. I think that would be an amazing opportunity against an amazing fighter. I think I’ve got what it takes to give him a run for his money—I might beat him. I know he’s tough, but so am I.”

Joshua responded to an article written about Miocic’s callout with a classic Conor McGregor line, writing in the comments section:

“Who the fooook is that guy”

Miocic has now fired back at Joshua for his comment:

So far no word back from Joshua, however as UFC President Dana White stated on his Q&A following the announcement of the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, it is highly unlikely that the UFC negotiates another deal to have one of their fighters fight a boxer.

Dana White

With that being said, if Joshua’s previous response to Miocic is any indication of his current frame of mind towards the fight, don’t expect him to push for a fight with Miocic following his recent impressive win over Wladimir Klitschko.

Stay tuned for updates on this potential fight as they become available.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/20/2017.


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