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Anthony Joshua can't escape talk of Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.

Even there, he couldn't escape talk of the heavyweight he isn't fighting.

Someone in the crowd jumped at the opportunity and shouted, "AJ, we want Wilder!"  

"Let them train to be a fighter and fight (Deontay) Wilder," Joshua told AP. "It's easy talking about it. It's another thing doing."  

But with his hands on his hips, Joshua looked in the direction of the outburst and stoically mouthed, "Same."

Meanwhile, Povetkin was standing off to the side. Povetkin and...

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