Anthony Joshua Jeopardizes Huge Money Fight With Mike Tyson Following Second Pro Career Defeat

Published 09/26/2021, 6:12 AM EDT
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua after his fight against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Anthony Joshua lost his belts for the second time last night. Back in 2019, Andy Ruiz Jr. put Joshua in the same position after causing a shocking upset against the Brit. Hence, for the second time in his career, Joshua will have to come back and try to regain his belts. However, this time around, he may have jeopardized more than a mega-fight against Tyson Fury.

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In the wake of this fight, Joshua also jeopardized the opportunity of the bout Mike Tyson. Earlier, in an interview with TMZ Sports, ‘Iron’ Mike had said, “Listen, I’m very interested. If doing that means we can have a bigger charity exponent, well so be it, I’m down to do that, too. I would love to [fight Joshua]. That would be mind-blowing.”

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

‘Iron’ Mike, who will now fight Lennox Lewis in December, had planned to fight Anthony Joshua in a charity match after fighting Lewis. However, Joshua will be too busy trying to win his titles back to be able to fight against Mike Tyson in a charity match.

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Also, his stock may have taken a hit following his surprising setback at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Hence, the ‘Iron’ Mike fight is as good as gone at this point.

What’s next for Anthony Joshua? 

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Anthony Joshua will activate his rematch clause to secure a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. He will want to win the rematch in a dominant fashion to show the world that September 25 was just not his day. If he can win his belts back, he will then look to challenge the winner of the Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury vs Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder fight.

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Who do you think Joshua should fight next? Will he be able to beat Usyk in their rematch?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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