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The Brit is preparing to rematch Andy Ruiz Jr. and win back his belts (Picture: Getty)

Anthony Joshua says he is pleased that Deontay Wilder is still bringing up his name in interviews after the Bronze Bomber once again criticised the former heavyweight champion.

The American, who holds the WBC belt, said he had lost all respect for Joshua and doubled down on his claim that the Brit quit in his defeat to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden.

Joshua will look to win back his belts in Saudi Arabia on December 7 when he rematches the Mexican, and says Wilders remarks at least show hes still relevant despite the shock loss.

Anthony Joshua responds to Deontay Wilder bringing up his name again
Wilder says hed like to scrap a rematch with Tyson Fury and have a unification fight instead (Getty)

Asked about Wilder bringing up his name again, AJ told reports: Thats what hes supposed to do though, this is the heavyweight division.

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If he isnt calling my name, Im saying, “Eddie [promoter Eddie Hearn], why aint my name being mentioned?”

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Wilders one of the best heavyweights in the division, I want to be alongside these guys, he wants to be alongside me. Thats where were all supposed to be as heavyweights.

On rematching Ruiz, Joshua said at a press conference in New York on Thursday: In my short 11-year career, from the amateurs to the pros, Ive seen a lot. I wouldnt say Ive seen it all, but Ive definitely seen a lot.

Anthony Joshua responds to Deontay Wilder bringing up his name again
Joshua and Ruiz squared off at another press conference in New York (Picture: Getty)

There were times when I faced defeat as an amateur. My third fight. Imagine I stopped then, there would be no now. I lost in the European Championship quarter-finals. Imagine I stopped then, there would be no now.>Read More – Source