We all have seen what happened to Anthony Joshua after he lost to Oleksandr Usyk for a second time, and I feel most found it odd and embarrassing.
For those who didn’t, Usyk clearly outpointed Joshua to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF), and World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight titles. After the loss, Joshua went on to have an epic meltdown in the ring afterward.
The biggest draw in the sport of boxing, Canelo Alvarez weighed in on the incident this week as well.
“You never know what happened in his camp,” Alvarez said when talking to Elie Sckbach of ESNews. “...maybe for him, it was really hard to take that. You need to respect that because you had never been in that position, you had never been in that situation."
Alvarez is currently in a similar position as Joshua, as Alvarez was the consensus fighter of the year in 2021, and an undisputed super middleweight champion, yet his bout with Dmitry Bivol went about as bad as it could've gone without getting knocked out. Alvarez lost a wide decision, and now is returning on PPV in a few weeks to face rival, Gennadiy Golovkin.
That said Eddie Hearn is stating that Anthony Joshua wants to return in December.