Boxing Fight: “As I stated, I’ll fight Tyson Fury, Wilder, without the belts,” Anthony Joshua declared after losing to Oleksandr Usyk on points on Saturday night.
After losing to Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua says a bout with Tyson Fury might still happen in the future, even if he doesn’t have his world heavyweight championships.
Usyk snatched Joshua’s WBA, IBF, and WBO championships with a brilliant unanimous decision victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.
A rematch with Usyk is now Joshua’s primary priority over a battle with Tyson Fury for the undisputed world title, but he still believes he can fight his British adversary with or without his world titles.
“It’s a good road to undisputed and all that things,” Joshua remarked at the post-fight press conference.
“As I already stated, I’ll face Tyson Fury and Wilder without the belts.”
“The belts are entertaining. It’s fantastic; it’s a legacy. But, belts or no belts, I’ll fight anyone who comes my way. The path to unquestioned is a good title to have and to pursue.
“But would you still watch it if the belts weren’t there?”
“The essential thing is that you’ve got two competitive fighters from the UK in the ring who just want to go toe-to-toe.”
But first, Joshua plans to exercise a rematch clause for an immediate rematch with Usyk.
When asked if he wanted a rematch, Joshua replied, “100%.” 100 per cent
“I’m eager to return to training.” Because of the 12 rounds, my lungs and everything, it was a nice 12-rounder, so I’ll be in a good place to take up where we left off when I return to training.”
Joshua sought medical assistance after suffering from a significantly swollen right eye, which he acknowledges greatly limited his vision.
“How did everything go wrong?” “We’re just taking a loss, but we’ll get it right,” Joshua remarked.
“I couldn’t see in the ninth round after the ninth.” I couldn’t see anything.
“My eye was closed, but it was a good experience because in adversity, you simply have to learn to control yourself and stay on top of things, so when I couldn’t see anything, it was the first time that happened in a fight.”
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— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) September 25, 2021
“I was thinking, ‘OK, fantastic, this is the first time my eye has closed up in a fight.'” ‘I don’t see anything.’
“I’m only seeing out of one eye, but it got better as the rounds progressed.”
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