& # 39; Last night he wanted the belts back, this morning he was the only thing that occupied him & # 39 ;: Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua is desperately looking for a rematch and admits the defeated star & # 39; didn't know much about the fight & # 39; after the third round
- Eddie Hearn has taken the time to think carefully about the huge loss of Anthony Joshua
- Andy Ruiz shocked the world with the seventh round abandonment of heavyweight
- Mexican claimed AJ & # 39; s three world titles and dropped his husband four times
- Hearn believes the two-third-round knockdown has decided Joshua
Anthony Joshua is already fixated on reclaiming his world titles and avenging the shock of Andy Ruiz, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
Ruiz stunned the boxing world at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night with a seventh round stoppage four times the previously undefeated champion.
Hearn offered an update BBC Five Live about Joshua & # 39; s state of mind after the worst night of his career.
Eddie Hearn thinks Anthony Joshua's first third round knockdown has changed the fight
Joshua & # 39; s promoter believes his husband was a brain teaser and didn't know much about the fight
& # 39; He is not the kind of guy who has to cry and sulk. He leaves, evaluates his performance and improves, & he said.
& # 39; Last night I saw a man I knew he wanted the belts back. This morning I saw a man who was the only thing he had in mind, to once again become a heavyweight champion of the world. & # 39;
Much has been speculated about what went wrong with Joshua, but Hearn's assessment is simpler.
& # 39; I think this is easier than people trying to analyze. He was in desperate need of Ruiz, went inside to defeat him recklessly and was caught by a shot at the top of the head he had never recovered from.
& # 39; I don't think he knows much about the fight after the third round. Despite the fact that he took off again and again, I think he was a brain teaser, I think he has never recovered. If he was composed and had a little more experience, I think he had eliminated him in the third round, but he paid a terrible price.
& # 39; The referee asked him if he wanted to continue, he said & # 39; yes & # 39 ;. He asked him if it was good to continue, he said "yes".
Anthony Joshua did not raise his hands to indicate that he could continue
& # 39; Unfortunately he didn't raise his hands because he was trying to hold the ropes to get up. He would never stop. He just kept getting up and would have done it all night until he was unconscious. & # 39;
Many fans contacted social media after weighing earlier in the week to mock the difference between Ruiz & # 39; s shorter, untrained body with the wavy physique of AJ, but his promoter claims there was never any doubt that it would be a competitive attack.
& # 39; Andy Ruiz deserves every honor in the world. We knew this was going to be a difficult fight. Although he didn't look good in a few trunks, we were reluctant to enter the fight because we knew that people would not give Andy Ruiz a chance to beat Joshua, & Hearn continued.
Ruiz will go to the UK for the resit later in the year, according to Hearn
And the matchroom boxing boss accepts that only a win will do now if the rematch is scheduled for late this year in the UK.
# Last night was one of the biggest setbacks in heavyweight boxing history, probably in boxing history and now is the next chapter, can he return? Can he get his seatbelts back in a long-awaited rematch?
& # 39; If AJ bounces back and beats Ruiz in a resit, he is a bigger star than he was last night. The resit is so important to his career that we went to the country of Ruiz, so I expect the next one to take place in the UK, & he concluded.
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