‘AJ Humble In Defeat’ — Hearn

(Last Updated On: 2021-10-09)


Eddie Hearn has disclosed that Anthony Joshua is humble in defeat, that he feels a responsibility to act like that.

The promoter revealed that AJ is still disappointed and frustrated for losing his world heavyweight belts to the undefeated Ukrainian, 34, in September and Hearn wants his client to win them back.

Heard told talkSPORT: “I think AJ is humble in defeat, he feels a responsibility to act like that.

“It couldn’t be further away from reality. Actually I’d like him to lose some of that humble-ness sometimes.

“But he’s sulking, that’s the reality. I’ve been with him a couple of times and he’s fixated with the mistakes he made.

“He’s frustrated, he’s disappointed, he’s gutted. All he can think about is how he can improve.”

Also Mike Tyson admitted he was stunned at how humble AJ was in defeat.

But Hearn believes his client can win, adding: “He got the game plan wrong, he didn’t box great, was his preparation good enough?

“Again, you have to look at Usyk as well, he was brilliant. People are now saying Usyk is pound-for-pound No 1, it’s either Usyk or Canelo.

“So you’ve just lost a decision to a pound-for-pound great.

“Don’t beat yourself up but the frustrating thing is we know he can do so much better.


Anthony Joshua will have an opportunity to reclaim his belt if he could win the rematch, set to take place in early 2022.



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