• Facebook Clean Grey
  • Twitter Clean Grey
  • Instagram Clean Grey

Anthony Joshua slams Lennox Lewis on Instagram after calling him a 'clown' over criticism af

Anthony Joshua has slammed Lennox Lewis on Instagram, claiming 'he can take his make-up off but his heart remains the same', after Lewis criticized Joshua, following his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Lewis tweeted after Joshua's knockout loss: 'I can't look at that fight and agree that AJ was fully prepared'.

Joshua shared a message calling Lewis a 'clown' 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 squares in my circles cuz! G s*** only.'

Speaking in an interview on SKY Sports, Joshua had hit out at Lewis, claiming that they 'are cut from a different cloth' in a documentary 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 fired back just hours later, saying Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has 'cast me as a "jealous hater".'

with a screenshot of his previous tweet that showed him praising Joshua's career, he wrote: 'I think this speaks for itself. Casting me as a "jealous hater" for AJ's career is nonsense.

Scroll down for video

My view: It is sad that these two are slagging each other off. I think AJ is over sensitive due to his recent loss, he's still hurting inside. I hope Joshua corrects that in December, wherever the fight end up being.

© 2023 by Closet Confidential. Proudly created with

  • b-facebook
  • Twitter Round
  • Instagram Black Round