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Anthony Joshua receives unlikely support from Deontay Wilder’s side as rival coach defends AJ after Oleksandr Usyk defeat and says he should get a rematch

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Deontay Wilder’s new coach Malik Scott has spoken out in Anthony Joshua’s defense following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.

The unified heavyweight champion of Great Britain was eliminated and dethroned by the Ukrainian, who put in a magnificent performance to make history at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Usyk took out Joshua to win by unanimous decision
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Anthony Joshua receives unlikely support from Deontay Wilder’s side as rival coach defends AJ after Oleksandr Usyk defeat and says he should get a rematch
AJ lost his titles
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Usyk’s speed, movement and precision troubled AJ all night.

Joshua had moments of success throughout the fight, but couldn’t keep it up long enough to come out victorious.

Usyk eventually outclassed Joshua and put him on the final round, with the bell saving AJ from being knocked out.

The scores were 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, crowning Usyk a two-division world king as the former cruiserweight champion claimed the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.

Anthony Joshua receives unlikely support from Deontay Wilder’s side as rival coach defends AJ after Oleksandr Usyk defeat and says he should get a rematch
Wilder teamed up with Scott for the Tyson Fury trilogy fight
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Immediately afterwards, many fans of AJ’s rivals celebrated his defeat.

Wilder has undoubtedly been inundated with messages, as has his trainer Scott.

However, Scott posted: “FYI – if someone sends me a message calling Anthony Joshua a bum or talking about him being derogatory because he lost to a great fighter, I will block you immediately. Fickle humans.

Shortly thereafter, a fan of course replied, “AJ is a bum.”

To which Scott replied, “At least he’s a history-making man, rich bum.” And now you are [a] piece of crap that just got stuck.

Anthony Joshua receives unlikely support from Deontay Wilder’s side as rival coach defends AJ after Oleksandr Usyk defeat and says he should get a rematch
Scott hit back at AJ’s criticisms
Malik Scott – Instagram

Regarding what Joshua was lacking in the fight, Scott said, “Common sense, respectfully.”

When asked if AJ should take the rematch, he replied, “YES!”

And finally, when asked if he would train Joshua for the second fight, Scott replied, “Joshua doesn’t need a new coach.

“Mr. Robert McCracken is actually a very underrated coach. Collectively, his team just needs another game plan.

Anthony Joshua receives unlikely support from Deontay Wilder’s side as rival coach defends AJ after Oleksandr Usyk defeat and says he should get a rematch
Scott gave his opinion on the possible rematch
Malik Scott – Instagram

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