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I Have Identified My Mistakes – Anthony Joshua

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Days after losing his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles to an ‘underdog’ Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday, former heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has recounted that he has taken lessons from his loss after analysing his faulty preparations in the build-ups to the bout.

The Nigerian born British boxer was routed in front of a home crowd of 67,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and could have suffered a knock-out in the 12th final round as it took the bell to save him from rains of boxing torture he took from the undisputed unified WBA (Super), and now IBFWBO and IBO heavyweight champion Ukrainian.

However, Joshua who reports say has activated a rematch clause immediately to ‘avenge’ the loss has thanked his fans across the world saying he is fine and there is no cause for worry. “Thanks for sending love and checking in. Don’t worry about me. My spirit is strong” he said.

About his lesson from the loss and his preparation for the rematch. Joshua said “I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations & identified my mistakes. I’ve learnt my lesson.”

Usyk won by a unanimous decision from all the three judges on the ringside.

The rematch reports say could come up in February or March 2022

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