Anthony Joshua Plans To Return In December After Decision Loss To Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua plans to make a quick return following his spit decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Joshua was looking to reclaim his heavyweight titles but he came up short as Usyk fought a smart fight and clearly won a decision. In the lead-up to the bout, many thought if Joshua lost he would retire, yet he made it clear that would be not the case and now following the defeat, he says he wants to get right back in there.

“I spoke to Eddie and asked if I could go in November because momentum is important,” Joshua said. “He said December. I will take two weeks off.  I am a fighter for life and the fire never dies. Come one, come all, whoever wants it can get it.” 

According to Anthony Joshua, he says the time off has been difficult for him as before the rematch against Uysk, he fought him last September which was 11 months ago. The former Olympic gold medallist believes he needs to be active which is why he wants a quick turnaround.

Joshua also wants to get the bad taste out of his mouth as he wants to return to the win column badly.

“Eleven months (out of the ring) is a long time,” Joshua said. “I don’t know if I exorcised any demons, I don’t know how to answer that.  I tried a different style. What got me through the early days, when I was beating guys that I shouldn’t have been – with only three years as an amateur – I was beating guys out of sheer hunger and passion. I wanted to compete and give him a more competitive fight. It’s really hard to say I am proud of myself; I am just really upset deep down in my heart. Trust me, f——- hell, deep down.”

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