Anthony Joshua reveals he wakes up thinking about his defeat by Usyk

Anthony Joshua reveals he STILL wakes up thinking about by Oleksandr Usyk beating him, TEN WEEKS after he was dethroned as world heavyweight champion, as he vows he’s ‘done with f***ing losing’

  • Anthony Joshua says his loss to Oleksandr Usyk is on his mind when he wakes up 
  • The 31-year-old was outclassed by his Ukrainian rival in Tottenham this year 
  • Joshua is bidding to exact revenge on the wily southpaw early next year
  • And the Briton says that his defeat is at the forefront of his mind in the morning 

Anthony Joshua has admitted that his loss to Oleksandr Usyk is often the first thing on his mind when he wakes up in the morning as the dethroned heavyweight king insists he ‘deeply cares’ about exacting revenge on his rival. 

Joshua, 31, was outclassed by the wily southpaw in September, with Briton having no answer for Usyk’s superb footwork and technical skills on a frustrating night in North London. 

The former WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO champion has opted to take an immediate rematch with the newly-crowned king, despite some fans and pundits believing that he has little chance of turning the tide in such a short space of time.

Anthony Joshua says that he often wakes up thinking about his defeat by Oleksandr Usyk

And AJ has revealed that his resounding defeat is at the forefront of his mind as he plots a return to the summit of the division.  

‘A lot of times I wake up in the morning and the fight and fighting is on my mind,’ he told iFL TV. ‘After the fight, you sleep on it.

‘You sleep on it after the fight and then what happens is you wake up on it and I’m waking up on it and it’s the right thing because you’ve got to use it as fuel for the day.

‘I think about it a lot and not just on a physical thing but up here as well. I think about it a lot.’

The Briton was outclassed by his Ukrainian rival in a chastening night in North London

Joshua admitted that his obsession with that defeat acts as fuel for his rematch next year

‘That one made me think a lot and I could go on but I just care, I actually care. I don’t think, ‘eh, it’s a loss’. I actually deeply care.’ 

Joshua’s game plan was heavily scrutinised following his unanimous points decision defeat by Usyk, with many commentators questioning the logic behind allowing a tactical battle to unfold in Tottenham.

AJ has vowed to ditch the sweet science and rely on his raw, destructive power to reclaim his titles next year.

The 31-year-old insists he ‘deeply cares’ about avenging his loss to the new champion

‘I’m done with f***ing losing, I’m done with trying to learn the sweet science,’ AJ said in October.

‘The referee might get thrown on the floor in the next fight because this is war. It’s just straight war, I’m annoyed. I’m boiling up even speaking about it – it’s that passion to win.’

Joshua added: ‘I have one thing in my mind, that’s war, that’s murder, that’s war, let’s go out there and hurt the guy.’

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