Usyk vs AJ: Anthony Joshua breaks down in tears after Oleksandr Usyk loss: ‘I’m upset deep down in my heart’
“It’ll never break me. But it comes at a cost.” Anthony Joshua grapples with his emotions after losing to Oleksandr Usyk in sensational heavyweight title fight
Anthony Joshua broke down in tears after losing his decisive rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
After failing in his attempt to win back the unified WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles from his nemesis Usyk, he was visibly enraged in the ring after the contest.
Attempting to explain how he felt, he faltered as he choked back tears, holding his head in his hands.
Anthony Joshua lost his temper after losing his rematch to Oleksandr Usyk and reacted angrily by throwing two belts and arguing with his team.
“I don’t feel anything,” he said at first, as he tried to come to terms with the effect of the loss, before he had to admit, “I’m upset deep down in my heart.”
In the immediate aftermath of the fight, he had flung two championship belts from the ring, marched momentarily out of the arena before returning to grab the microphone, not initially giving Usyk, the champion, the chance to speak.