Former world heavyweight champion in the realms of boxing, Anthony Joshua has finally reacted to the defeat he suffered in the hands of Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz in the early hours of Sunday.
The British born Nigerian boxer really stunned patrons at the boxing arena with a poor performance against the Mexican.
The sold-out crowd in New York which were in full support of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent after the IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout.
Reacting to his defeat, he said;
“Big respect to Andy, big big respect. He’s a good fighter. Thank you, America. Thank you, everyone, for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down.
There are no excuses. It’s my own fault. I got caught with a big shot. Congratulations to him. I would have preferred it to be Deontay Wilder, do you know what I mean? But it wasn’t. It was Andy Ruiz, and he deserves it, and the fame and fortune he’s about to receive.
I don’t want anyone to kind of drown in their sorrows. This is boxing. It’s all the same. It just wasn’t my night. It was Andy Ruiz’s night. You know what? It’s good for the TV.”