Anthony Joshua says why he spoke out after his decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk in the rematch was him being mad at himself for losing and wanting to speak from the heart.
After the scorecards were read, Joshua took the mic and went on a rant congratulating Usyk and talking about the sport of boxing and his career.
Many were torn of it was good or bad what Joshua did but after the loss, he opened up on why he did it.
“When you do things from your heart not everyone will understand, it was just from the heart,” Joshua said. “I was mad at myself, just myself, I wanted to get out of there because I was mad. Then I realized it was sport and I had to do the right thing.
“You see me holding it together and I hold things together and keep my team good, but it comes at a big cost. It will never break me, but it takes real strength and tonight there is a little crack in that armor. The speech was about where I came from,” Joshua continued. “I changed my life through boxing. But Usyk put on an incredible performance, and I want to thank him for taking part in an incredible fight. I am just so upset. Usyk is a great champion, he did well on both nights we met in the ring. As a competitor I am very upset, but I have to give the man his credit, it takes a lot to come up in weight, win a belt, defend them. He did it as an amateur and a pro, he is the real deal, I am happy for him.”
With the loss, Anthony Joshua is now 24-3 and is 2-3 in his last five fights.
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