News | Jun 02 2019

Anthony Joshua blames only himself as he targets immediate Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Anthony Joshua claims he will learn from defeat and come back stronger
Anthony Joshua and Rob McCracken
Ruiz did hurt Joshua in their fight in New York

APPROXIMATELY two hours after being stunned by Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua – nursing swelling over his left eye – addressed the media and refused to blame anyone but himself for one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. After losing in seven rounds inside New York’s Madison Square Garden, Joshua is already focused on the return.

“I’m still focused, it’s a minor setback,” Joshua said. “I still have the same objectives to improve as a fighter. My mission is now to get those belts back ASAP. It could happen here in New York, it could happen in the UK, but there will be a rematch.

“I’ve got no excuses, I have to take it on the chin. Losing isn’t what we like, but losing is what we learn from. Wherever it happens, it’s a boxing ring and I am now focused on revenge.”