Anthony Joshua, the previous WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion has mentioned his combat against Oleksandr Usyk was an important expertise for him.
Anthony Joshua’s reign as world boxing heavyweight champion ended on Saturday, with the proposed “Battle of Britain” in opposition to Tyson Fury now in tatters.
This was after Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine claimed a surprising unanimous choice win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Scores of 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 had been rewarded after a near-masterclass from the unbeaten Usyk.
He turned solely the third fighter after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Joshua was obligated to face WBO necessary challenger Usyk after a bout in opposition to Fury fell by way of earlier this yr.
Whereas narrating how Usyk beat him, Anthony Joshua mentioned he noticed nothing within the ninth spherical.
AJ, nevertheless, mentioned he would practice higher and put together for a rematch, including that was the primary time his eyes closed in a match.
Whereas addressing reporters after dropping his world titles to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday evening in London, Anthony Joshua mentioned, “Properly carried out to the winner. We’ll be again once more. Get again into coaching. Nice twelve rounds, nice expertise within the ring, after which we progress from this level on as soon as once more so we’ll be doing all of it once more quickly.