Anthony Joshua says he has learnt his lesson after his defeat

Written by on October 1, 2021

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

Usyk wrested the WBA, IBF and WBO titles away from the British boxer in front of a crowd of more than 66,000 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


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In a social media post recently, the 31-year-old said: “I’ve watched the fight, analyzed 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!”

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


Fury defends his WBC title when he meets Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9.

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


“Was I absolutely wounded that (Usyk) won? Yes, I was. I was hoping Joshua could win the fight, but he couldn’t — and that’s none of my business.

“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, but he cannot beat me.”


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