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Moment Anthony Joshua broke down in tears after losing rematch with Usyk

“It won’t break me. But it comes at a price.” Anthony Joshua is dealing with his feelings after losing to Oleksandr Usyk in a thrilling heavyweight title fight.

Anthony Joshua sobbed after losing his deciding rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

After failing to reclaim the unified WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles from Usyk, he was visibly enraged in the ring after the fight.

The former champion was overcome with emotion during the post-fight press conference in the early hours.

He stammered as he choked back tears and held his head in his hands, attempting to explain how he felt.

After losing his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua lost his cool and threw two belts at his team.

“I don’t feel anything,” he said at first, as he tried to come to terms with the effect of the loss, before he had to admit, “I’m upset deep down in my heart.”

In the immediate aftermath of the fight, he had flung two championship belts from the ring, marched momentarily out of the arena before returning to grab the microphone, not initially giving Usyk, the champion, the chance to speak.

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He explained that behaviour, saying, “I was mad at myself. Not at anyone, just at myself. So I thought I’ve got to get out of here because I’m mad. Like anyone when you’re angry, you might do stupid things.

“Then I realised, this is sport. Let me do the right thing.

“Then I just spoke from my heart,” he continued. “It’s been so tough. You see AJ holding it together and I’m a hustler so I try and hold things together and I try and work hard, put things together, make sure my team’s good. But it comes at a cost, a big cost. It’ll never break me, but it takes real strength for it not to break you.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Oleksandr Usyk’s performance was incredible and that Anthony Joshua wasn’t good enough on the night despite giving it everything.
“There’s a little crack in that armour. Because I took a loss and I think you just saw me upset.

“I’m a fighter,” he added, “I’m not a normal person, even though I try to hold it together.

“I was just in war mode.”