Joshua Makes Important Statement After Watching Loss To Usyk On Video

Joshua Makes Important Statement After Watching Loss To Usyk On Video

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
  • Anthony Joshua has revealed that he has learnt his lessons from the defeat to the new heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk
  • AJ was outboxed in the fight as all three judges scored the fight in favour of the Ukrainian who now has all four belts
  • The rematch of the fight would hold in the early parts of the coming after Joshua activated his rematch clause on his contract

Anthony Joshua stated he has learnt his lessons after losing his IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO belts to Oleksandr Usyk in the past weekend, This Day, Instagram.

The 31-year-old was dominated in the fight as the Ukrainian heavyweight was crowned the new champion of the world.

The British-born Nigerian fighter lost in all three judges scorecards as it was awarded in unanimous points to Usyk.

Joshua learns his lessons
Anthony Joshua has told fans that he has learnt his lessons the hard way after losing to Oleksandr usyk. Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images
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AJ has activated the rematch clause on his contract and is set to return to the ring again in the early parts of next year.

What Joshua said after watching the fight again

Joshua made a post to his 13million fans on his Instagram handle after analyzing the fight on video as he said:

“I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations and identified my mistakes. I’ve learnt my lesson.
“Thanks for sending love & checking in. Don’t worry about me. My spirit is strong!”

Fury feels sorry for Joshua's loss

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Tyson Fury has admitted that he was not happy that Anthony Joshua lost all his belts to Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk over the weekend, BBC, The Independent.

The Gypsy King and AJ were billed to trade punches during the summer but Deontay Wilder won his court case and was mandated to activate the trilogy clause on his contract.

Fury claimed he watched the fight where AJ was outboxed by Usyk and he feels wounded his fellow Brit lost the WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

Usyk hands Joshua's belts back to him in the dressing room also reported that Oleksandr Usyk handed his newly won heavyweight belts back to Anthony Joshua after becoming the new IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA champion, Daily Mail, The Sun.

The Ukrainian heavyweight champion will have new sets of belts given to him but the 34-year-old handed back the straps in respectable fashion.

In a video that went viral on social media, Usyk walked into Joshua's dressing room and gave the four belts back to AJ.

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