Anthony Joshua admitted that he had problems with his right eye in the beginning of the ninth round in the fight he lost against Oleksandr Usyk.
“I couldn’t see anything on the ninth,” he confessed at the subsequent press conference at the Tottenham Stadium. “I really didn’t see why my eye was closed.”
Nevertheless, AJ He took this loss with maturity and assured that it is the first time in his career that another fighter has partially blinded him in one eye during a fight.
“It was a good experience because in the face of these adversities one finds ways to have to control oneself and stay on top of things,” he commented. “That happened to me when I couldn’t see, it’s the first time that has happened to me in a fight.”
The Briton was outnumbered by Usyk and suffered constantly with the Ukrainian’s left.
Joshua He never figured out how to take advantage of his height and reach advantage, and he fell home to just over 65,000 spectators.
After the defeat by unanimous decision, Eddie hearn said AJ I was really up to speed and wanted to get back in the ring right away for a rematch.
The president of Matchroom He preferred to tell Joshua to take it easy to comply with the rematch clause in the originally signed contract.
Joshua thinks about the rematch
At the end of the fight, Eddie hearn was very cautious with the future plans of Anthony Joshua, who was believed to have suffered an injury to the right eye socket.
Nevertheless, Joshua wants to return to the gym to resume training and is already thinking about a rematch with Usyk.
“I’m ready to go back to training,” he admitted. “It was a very good 12 rounds, so I’ll be in a great place to get back to work and pick up where we left off before.”