“He’s Got More Excuses Than a Pregnant Nun”: Anthony Joshua Roasted for Recent Comment

Published 10/28/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Weigh-in – The O2, London, Britain – September 24, 2021 Anthony Joshua during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Anthony Joshua is positive about his future. Despite the title loss against Usyk on September 25, the ex-champion believes he can regain his belts in the rematch. In a brief chat with iFL TV, Joshua expressed his opinion on the defeat and claimed he would hunt down Usyk with KO in their second meeting.

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Known for his humble and respectful persona, Joshua changed things around. ‘AJ’ is done being humble this time and lashed out at Usyk. He even cussed one of his biggest critics, Bob Arum, in the interaction.

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It was quite new to digest for the fans. Netizens trolled Anthony Joshua for this approach. While one of the users accused Joshua of taking no accountability for his poor performance against Usyk, the other blamed him for coming up with excuses. Here’s how netizens reacted to Anthony Joshua’s recent interview.

 

Well, Anthony Joshua can change all of these and regain his lost titles in the immediate rematch. Per reports, Usyk vs Joshua 2 will happen in early 2022 for the WBA, WBO, IBF, titles. The winner can move forward to a four-belt heavyweight clash.

This means everything is at stake for Anthony Joshua.

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Is Anthony Joshua still a top-tier heavyweight?

Having avenged his maiden defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019, it’s fair to see him doing the same against Usyk. However, Usyk is way different from Ruiz Jr. The Ukrainian legend didn’t let Joshua establish his dominance in a 12-round scrap.

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

‘The Cat’ outboxed Anthony Joshua for 36 minutes in London. Also, he didn’t suffer a single knockdown. Nevertheless, Joshua is still an A-lister and just needs one win to regain everything he had lost. That also includes the ticket to a potential clash between him and WBC champion Tyson Fury.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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