Anthony Joshua has already lost to Tyson Fury by knockout in the seventh round, according to a sneaky edit on his Wikipedia page today.
The unified heavyweight champion’s boxing record was anonymously sabotaged Thursday morning – with false information continuing to be edited as this article was to be published in the early afternoon.
Instead of reading the correct 24-1 roster with no scheduled bout, AJ’s record was set at 24-2, attributing a defeat on July 10, 2021 to Fury by KO at Wembley Stadium.
The truth of course is that the rival heavyweight champions have signed contracts to fight this year, but have yet to finalize a deal on the site and certainly haven’t met in the ring to date.
We hope that everything will soon be in place to formalize the fight, but it is currently the case.
AJ’s Wikipedia page was probably edited by a fan, but there might be another funny explanation.
Fury himself revealed in 2018 that he was previously banned from the site for continuing to come in and play with Wladimir Klitschko’s page.
When asked if it was true that he was playing mind games online, Fury told BT Sport at the time: “Yeah, that’s right, until I was banned from Wikipedia.
“I did it because I wanted to prove that because it’s a public site, anyone can write whatever they want on it.
“If you want to go ahead and edit my profile, you can.
“Have I edited mine? No, I have never edited anything on my own.
“But because I’m the linear champion, someone goes on and writes that I’m retired, clearly I’m not retired.
“So I keep changing him to become active and someone else keeps changing him to be retired. Someone obviously wants me to retire.