Anthony Joshua is not intending on taking a break from boxing after losing to Oleksandr Usyk – he’s going to get back in the ring as soon as possible.
Joshua had to wait longer than he would have liked to fight Usyk for a second time. His opponent’s participation in the war Ukrainian somewhat complicated matters from a training perspective.
Having lost the bout, you could forgive Joshua if he wanted to take some time away from the sport in order to gather his thoughts and come back stronger, but he has no interest in doing that.
Speaking post-fight, Joshua revealed his intention to fight again before the end of the year, with a potential opponent being lined up for either November or December.
Anthony Joshua has declared that he wants to return to the ring in November or December. He said: “I will become three-time world heavyweight champion.”
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 21, 2022
With Deontay Wilder, Andy Ruiz Jr and Luis Ortiz all fighting again soon, there are not many within the top 15 ranked heavyweights in the world that Joshua could fight.
Of course, there is every possibility that we could see him stepping into the ring with Dillian Whyte once again. That could be a shrewd move for AJ to strengthen his standing in the UK
Whoever he fights next, though, he needs to run through like a dump struck. If he really wants to challenge for belts