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Anthony Joshua insists he had to ‘make changes’ after disappointing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua insists he ‘NEED to make changes’ after disappointing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk… with an ‘angry’ AJ seeking help in the United States as he tries to avenge his loss

  • Anthony Joshua was convincingly beaten on points by Oleksandr Usyk
  • The British heavyweight had no answers for the Ukrainian in September
  • AJ says he knows he can perform better as he strives for success in the rematch
  • The 32-year-old also described himself as ‘angry’ – but that fuels his training


Anthony Joshua has revealed that he has made some changes to his training routine to avenge his loss to Oleksandr Usyk next year.

The British heavyweight lost for the second time in his career in September when the Ukrainian outclassed him to win unanimously on points at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

A rematch is likely to be played in early 2022 and Joshua admits he has had to look at himself in the aftermath and thus made the necessary changes.

Anthony Joshua has made some changes to his training routine after losing to Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua admits he had to look at himself in the wake of the defeat

The 32-year-old seeks help in the United States

The British heavyweight has sought help in the United States (right) ahead of a rematch

The 32-year-old seeks help in the United States as he trains for next year, and admits there’s a lot of “tension brewing” at the moment.

‘I had to make changes. If you stay the same, you’ll get the same results. I have to look at myself, I can only be responsible for myself,” he told the BBC.

“I’m mad at myself and the only way I can be in a better place is to take care of myself by going out and performing.

‘It will be like this for a few more months. I do things with a smile on my face, but behind that there is a lot of tension and the only way to get it out is to train and perform.

Joshua says he knows he can perform better as he strives for success in next year's rematch

Joshua says he knows he can perform better as he strives for success in next year’s rematch

“I know I can be better than that night. It’s easier to say than to do, but in my heart and soul, my mind and body, I really feel like I have a lot more to give.

‘I am angry. It grows, but it feeds me every day.’

Rematch negotiations with Usyk, who is undefeated as a pro, are underway, but a March date seems most likely.

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