‘It’s Too Easy’ for Anthony Joshua to Lose, Says Tim Bradley Jr.

Published 10/17/2021, 8:35 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 used to be the heavyweight king. However, On September 25, Joshua lost his belts for the second time. The Ukrainian Cruiserweight champion, in just his third fight in the heavyweight division, caused a massive upset as he beat the Brit. Usyk dominated Joshua for the majority of the fight.

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This result shocked a lot of former boxers and fans alike. Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua was on the receiving end of a lot of criticism from fans and analysts. Recently, Timothy Bradley Jr, a former champion, reacted to his loss and uncovered why he thinks Joshua lost.

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“Joshua didn’t come to fight. It’s a different mentality. See, you know, Joshua, his mentality is way different than Tyson Fury. Joshua’s okay, he’s okay, it just seems like he’s comfortable with losing in a fight. He’s gracious or whatever you gonna call it, has humility or whatever you gonna call it, but it’s too easy for me boss.”

“I mean, ‘oh it’s okay it’s okay it’s okay bro’. Listen, it’s hard to train when you got the whole world at your feet bro. And it’s hard to train and stay focused and stay dedicated and having that hunger and desire bro. Because success, that weakens this (Points to the brain) bro.” Bradley said.

Joshua and his promotion Matchroom Boxing have invoked the rematch clause. That means Joshua will now fight Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk in a rematch early in 2022.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch date leaked by Tyson Fury’s promoter

Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has revealed a possible date for the Joshua vs Usyk rematch. While speaking about Fury’s future, and a possible unification bout, he let slip the possible date for the rematch.

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“Joshua and Usyk, I think they’re going to wait until April 4,” Arum said in an interview with FightHub. “I think Fury will fight again in March or April. Then we can look to a September or October match for a unification.” This also possibly indicates that the winner of the rematch will fight Fury for unifying the heavyweight titles.

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Who do you think will win the rematch? Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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