Joshua Admits He Has ‘Learnt His Lesson’ After Usyk Defeat

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British heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua leaves the world after dropping to Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk throughout their heavyweight boxing match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London on September 25, 2021. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

 

Anthony Joshua says he has “learnt my lesson” after dropping his world heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk in London on the weekend.

Usyk outpointed Joshua on all three judges’ scorecards as he wrested the WBA, IBF and WBO titles away from the British boxer in entrance of a crowd of greater than 66,000 on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Joshua lower a surprisingly relaxed determine within the early hours of Sunday as he gave his preliminary ideas on simply the second defeat of his 26-fight skilled profession regardless of having higher top, attain and weight than his Ukrainian opponent.

In a social media publish on Thursday, the 31-year-old mentioned: “I’ve watched the battle, analysed my preparations and recognized my errors. I’ve learnt my lesson.

“Thanks for sending love & checking in. Don’t worry about me. My spirit is strong!”

Both camps are eager to activate a rematch clause, with Usyk hoping to tackle Joshua in entrance of his house crowd in Kiev, though Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, urged a second battle would possible happen in Britain once more on financial grounds.

Joshua’s defeat has scuppered hopes of a “Battle of Britain” unification heavyweight title conflict with Tyson Fury.

Fellow British heavyweight Fury defends his WBC title when he meets Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9 — the third assembly between the boxers following a split-decision draw and a victory for Fury.

“My advice to Joshua in the rematch is, get stuck in the best way he knows how, put his best foot forward and swing away, Jack, swing away,” Fury mentioned on Wednesday.

“Was I completely wounded that (Usyk) gained? Yes, I used to be. I hoped Joshua may win the battle, however he couldn’t — and that’s none of my enterprise.

“The only thing I’m bothered about is beating Deontay Wilder, and that’s the most dangerous heavyweight out there. In my opinion, Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk, all the rest of the division, comfortably — but he cannot beat me.”

AFP

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Joshua Admits He Has ‘Learnt His Lesson’ After Usyk Defeat

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