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Anthony Joshua Wilder says boxer is from the UK, not Nigeria, tells him ‘take Africa off your arm’

Joshua is born to Nigerian parents but fights for the United Kingdom.

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Anthony Joshua play Wilder says Anthony Joshua is from the UK, not Nigeria (REUTERS)

American boxer Deontay Wilder has continued to taunt Anthony Joshua this time telling him that he is just from the United Kingdom, not Nigeria.

Joshua is born to Nigerian parents but fights for the United Kingdom although he hugely identifies with his Nigerian roots.

Wilder who will likely be Joshua’s next opponent, however, believes the 28-year-old does not fight like Africans.

Deontay Wilder play

Deontay Wilder

(Getty Images)

 

Take AFRICA off your Arm. They’re warriors. You from UK brotha,” the American wrote on Twitter after Joshua’s win via unanimous decision on Saturday, March 31.

Joshua has a tattoo of Africa with Nigeria highlighted on his left arm.

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker play Joshua has a tattoo of Africa with Nigeria highlighted on his left arm. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Wilder accepts Joshua's challenge

 

Wilder was also reacting to Joshua’s post-fight comment about being ready for him.

Wilder let's go baby, let's go! I want Wilder,” Joshua said in a post-fight interview.

Wilder took to Twitter to accept the challenge although he believed the decisions of the judges were wrong.

“What a robbery... WOW‼️ @joeboxerparker great job Bro omg don’t apologize you did nothing wrong. True champion. @anthonyfjoshua, I ACCEPTED 100% ,” Wilder said on Twitter,.

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