Joshua was comfortably 2nd finest on the evening and his 2nd career defeat – after the shock decline from Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Sq. Yard back in October 2019 – leaves hopes for a money-spinning all-British unification showdown with rival and WBC title-holder Tyson Fury in tatters.
The 31-year-previous did not address the media right away following his second title reign arrived to an abrupt finish, with the destruction and significant inflammation all-around his proper eye needing to be assessed by medics backstage.
But Joshua has now taken to social media with a concept of defiance as he no question previously plots a way to consider and acquire the rematch in opposition to Usyk, the clause for which he looks almost sure to bring about quickly.
“Keep optimistic even if the world’s crumbling in entrance of you!” Joshua tweeted.
“London I appreciate you & thank you each and each time!”