‘Big Test’ – Rory McIlroy Sends Positive Message to Anthony Joshua Ahead of His Heavyweight Bout

Published 09/23/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Team USA is all set to compete against Europe in the upcoming Ryder Cup. Meanwhile, Team Europe’s ace golfer Rory McIlroy will be playing his sixth consecutive Ryder Cup – a streak that began in 2010. Furthermore, Team Europe has had an excellent record in the last few years and will be hopeful of something similar. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Meanwhile, the 43rd Ryder Cup is all set to begin on September 24, and both the teams have arrived at the venue and have started their practice sessions. Moreover, players from both sides have been addressing the media, and recently, Team Europe’s top golfer Rory McIlroy did the same. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Rory McIlroy wishes Anthony Joshua all the luck ahead of his fight against Oleksandr Usyk 

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua celebrates winning his fight against Kubrat Pulev Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Rory McIlroy addressed the media ahead of the 2020 Ryder Cup. Meanwhile, a journalist questioned him about the British professional boxer Anthony Joshua. He asked Rory whether he had any communication with AJ ahead of his big fight against Oleksandr Usyk. 

“No, because the last time I saw him, he was doing his camp in Miami, and then he went up to New York and didn’t have a great night,” said Rory. “But yeah, it’s a big night for him, a pretty big test. I mean, Usyk looks like a really good fighter. And hopefully, unless I am rested on Saturday afternoon, I’ll hopefully be on the golf course, so I won’t be able to watch it. But I wish him all the best and all the luck.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story

Furthermore, Rory seemed to be impressed with the way Anthony Joshua conducts himself in the sport, along with his leadership qualities. “He is, I think, how he conducts himself and how he represents himself on the sport of boxing. You’re talking about leadership and talking about doing the right thing. You know he’s the epitome of that.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Meanwhile, even Rory McIlroy has a big weekend, and he looks all set to take down the Team USA and retain the trophy at the Whistling Straits on September 26th. 

DIVE DEEPER

‘Staged’ – Golf Twitter Goes Berserk Over Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau’s Driving Range Moment

29 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Amey Kulkarni

378 articles

Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT