Boxing News At Five | Jun 04 2019

Boxing News at Five: Whyte claims Joshua ran out of “juice”, Persoon to make official complaint following Taylor loss

Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua had a TUE issue going into Andy Ruiz fight, and Delfine Persoon is desperate for a Katie Taylor rematch
Dillian Whyte
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WE have by now heard a litany of excuses for Anthony Joshua’s stunning upset loss at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jnr on Saturday (June 1). All have been flatly denied by promoter Eddie Hearn but are nevertheless fascinating and have ranged from Joshua getting knocked out in sparring, suffering pre-fight anxiety attacks and being replaced by a doppelgänger to simply underestimating his shorter, chubbier opponent, dreaming of Deontay Wilder, being distracted by 30 cheerleaders vying to massage his ego, and taking his eye off the ball.

But there is, according to bitter rival Dillian Whyte, another reason Joshua may have struggled recapturing his old form at Madison Square Garden, New York.

“Joshua could be heard on camera asking his trainer Rob McCracken, ‘Why do I feel like this?’ after the sixth round,” Whyte told his YouTube channel.