‘He can wipe his make-up off but his heart remains the same’: Anthony Joshua takes aim at Lennox Lewis on Instagram after labelling him a ‘clown’ over criticism after Andy Ruiz Jr defeat
- Lennox Lewis criticised Anthony Joshua’s preparation after Andy Ruiz Jr defeat
- Joshua has hit back at Lewis on Instagram, claiming ‘a clown is a clown’
- Joshua is set to take on Ruiz in the ring again in Saudi Arabia on December 7
Anthony Joshua has taken aim at Lennox Lewis on Instagram, claiming ‘he can take his make-up off but his heart remains the same’ following criticism from Lewis in the aftermath of his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Lewis is Britain’s last undisputed heavyweight champion, and tweeted after Joshua’s total knockout loss: ‘I can’t look at that fight and agree that AJ was fully prepared’.
Joshua posted a message aimed at Lewis on his Instagram page on Wednesday, which read: ‘Always say it how it is…a clown is a clown, he can take his make-up off but his heart remains the same…no squares in my circles cuz! G s*** only.’
Anthony Joshua took aim at Lennox Lewis on Instagram having earlier labelled him a ‘clown’
Joshua said him and Lewis are ‘cut from a different cloth’ in a documentary to be aired on Sky
Joshua had earlier hit out at Lewis, claiming that the pair ‘are cut from a different cloth’ in a documentary during which he reflects on his defeat to Ruiz Jr.
‘Lennox is a clown. I don’t respect Lennox,’ Joshua said on Sky Sports documentary AJ: The Untold Truth.
‘Me and Lennox are not the same. My legacy is to sit back and enjoy the younger generation coming up, and not to be involved. Just to appreciate what it takes to get there.
‘Lennox isn’t like that.’
Lewis hit back just hours later, insisting Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has ‘cast me as a “jealous hater”.’
Alongside a screenshot of a previous Lewis tweet that showed him praising Joshua’s career, he said: ‘I think this speaks for itself. Casting me as a “jealous hater” for AJ’s career is nonsense.
Lewis hit back, insisting Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has ‘cast me as a “jealous hater”‘
It comes after Lewis criticised Joshua’s preparation after shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr
‘It all started with rightful criticism for not doing enough to make Wilder fight happen. I won’t be pitted against AJ. #TheHearnAgenda
Joshua is set to take on Ruiz in the ring again in Saudi Arabia on December 7.
The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles will be at stake in the showdown.