” Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator


Anthony Joshua didn’t react well to losing his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and one fan took the brunt of his anger.

The Briton put in a valiant effort in his second meeting with Usyk, but it wasn’t enough as the Ukrainian fought his way to a points victory again to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF titles, while still adding the Ring Magazine belt. to his collection.

Usyk was too good for Joshua on the night
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" Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator
First there was respect after the final bell
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" Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator
But then Joshua threw two belts out of the ring before storming off
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Immediately after the fight, Joshua was clearly emotional, as he threw two of the belts out of the ring, which included the WBA and Ring Magazine titles, then appeared to exchange angry words with the champion.

AJ then gave an impassioned speech to the fans in attendance.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn attributed the reaction to passion, as he told talkSPORT: “AJ, you saw his reaction, it’s passion. But, he wanted to win so badly and he didn’t. wasn’t good enough.

“He lost a split decision to the number one pound for pound. So hopefully he’s not too ashamed of that because it was a much better performance than the first fight.

Frazer Clarke, Joshua’s training partner and former Team GB teammate, said AJ’s support network should have done a better job of tempering his emotional reaction to the loss.

“He might be mad at me for saying that and the whole team might be mad at me for saying that, but I feel like he’s been let down by the team,” he said. he told Sky Sports.


“I feel like someone should have saved him.

“Those are words but in the true reflection of boxing, it was Oleksandr Usyk’s time to celebrate this win and he couldn’t do it right away.

“I just don’t think it was good but again Anthony is a great person he does a lot for a lot of people he did a lot for me but I feel like he got a bit of trouble there and it was out of character. There were no excuses, it was the time of Oleksandr Usyk.

“To the people around him, where were you? Someone should have jumped in there. Someone should have stopped him and saved him from himself. They were just words, but it was not the right time.

" Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator
Joshua was persuaded to return to the ring, but then took the microphone and delivered a bizarre speech, which Eddie Hearn said underscored his passion and disappointment at losing.
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" Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator
As Joshua returned to his dressing room, he took issue with a spectator’s comments
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" Who are you talking to ? – Watch the moment Anthony Joshua throws belts out of the ring before launching an impassioned rant – then kicks off backstage with a spectator
And he turned to him, shouting, “Who are you talking to?
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Joshua’s emotions were clearly still running high behind the scenes as he made his way through the halls to his dressing room.

A number of fans were shouting words of encouragement, but he objected to a viewer telling him to “keep it professional”.

“What? Who are you talking to? Who are you talking to? Shut the fuck up.

He was quickly evacuated by his team.

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