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Deontay Wilder has his say on Anthony Joshua's performance against Carlos Takam

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Anthony Joshua came through a tricky contest in Cardiff last night against Frenchman Carlos Takam.

The giant 28-year-old from Watford was made to work for his latest victory inside the Principality Stadium, but eventually managed to stop Takam, albeit controversially, in the 10th round, with many inside the stadium believing that the fight was ended prematurely.

Following the fight on Saturday night, Joshua signalled that his next fights could be against New Zealander Joseph Parker and American Deontay Wilder.

Wilder, who has finally had his say on AJ's performance and the fight in Cardiff, told fightype.com that he felt the British champion has massive issues with his stamina.

Whilst being in a phone call with them, Wilder said: “Yer, most definitely, he definitely has stamina problems.”

He also said that he felt that these issues were nothing new and said that he saw Joshua struggling way back in April during the Wembley mega-fight with Wladimir Klitschko.

He said: “We saw that in the Klitschko fight though. That’s when he revealed – he had a stamina issue.

“And you know if I were him, I would fire his stamina coach – I see it. I mean it’s a lot – I’d tell him to stay off the weights. He works out way too much, you know – I mean those muscles can be so heavy man.

“Trust me I know. I spot a lot of professional football players – and they be like crazy muscular.

Deontay Wilder Media Workout

“But does it really benefit you?

“And it’s a lot of his technique which makes him have stamina issues.”

Well, according to AJ and his promoter Eddie Hearn, Deontay Wilder might be seeing Joshua close up and personal very soon with Hearn hinting at three major bouts in 2018.

You can listen to the full interview with Wilder in the video below.

"The possibilities are bubbling nicely in the distance

"I'm not worried about 2018 because of the potential possibilities to come.

"I want the other two belts out there, whether it's Wilder first or Parker," Joshua said.

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