Anthony Joshua lost to Oleksandr Usyk for the second time at the weekend and after the fight the English man went on a mad outburst of emotion and threw his belts out of the ring. Speaking to the media this week Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s boxing promoter told IFL TV:
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“He’s held onto those belts for a long time, and those governing bodies have charged him a lot of money and put a lot of mandatories on him.
“And I think he’s lost a lot of faith in the system and I think he started to not be interested in fighting for belts anymore.
“I think he just wants to fight for enjoyment and to challenge himself.
“Of course he wanted to be undisputed, but a lot of that was frustration. He left the ring because he knew, ‘I’m gonna do something stupid’ and he forced himself, ‘I can’t [just leave].’
“So he went back in the ring and he gave a speech, which, he was a little bit out of it. But it was just pure emotion. That was just from the heart.”