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Anthony Joshua Reflects on his loss to Andy Ruiz, Jr.

By. BrotherJR

June 5, 2019

Late Tuesday night, June 4th, former Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua spoke for the first time since his upset stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz, Jr. on June 1st. using social media as the platform to give his reaction.

Releasing a 4+ minute video on his YouTube channel, Joshua gave his opinion not only on the fight and his performance, but also responded to some of the rumors following the bout as well as his current mindstate.

Joshua began talking about the “drama” in terms of making the fight with original opponent Jarrell Miller dropping out (due to testing positive for PED’s) and Ruiz stepping in as a substitute opponent. Next, “AJ” discussed his camp and his preparation. He claimed no issues leading up to the fight saying “I’m a soldier. I have to take my ups and my downs, and on Saturday I took a loss and I have to take it like a man.”

The former champ emphasized keeping things in perspective not letting success get to your head while not letting failure break you, maintain your balance and keep moving forward.

Acknowledging that the loss has been tough for him, Joshua said he’s going to keep his head high. Joshua also he will maintain his trainer and his team.

Addressing the rumors of suffering a panic attack prior to the fight, Joshua said that didn’t happen. While he congratulating Ruiz, the video ended with “AJ” saying there is a rematch clause with a date and location.

Saying he doesn’t care whether a return bout with Ruiz happens in either England or the U.S., Joshua said there’s no one to blame, but himself. “I have to take my loss like a man. No blaming anyone, no blaming anything, I’m the one who went in there to perform and my performance didn’t go to plan, my gameplan didn’t go to plan. So I have to readjust, analyze, do my best to correct it and get the job done in the rematch”.

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