‘He jogged my memory of somewhat boy!’: Oleksandr Usyk labels Anthony Joshua ‘a poor idiot’ for throwing his belts out of the ring in a post-fight tantrum after shedding to the Ukrainian final month
- Anthony Joshua did not regain his heavyweight titles towards Oleksandr Usyk
- The Brit was left fuming after the combat and threw Usyk’s belts out of the ring
- Joshua stormed off earlier than returning to offer a weird speech within the ring
- Usyk didn’t remark on the time however has now criticised his opponent’s antics
Oleksandr Usyk has described Anthony Joshua as a ‘poor idiot’ for his post-fight tantrum after shedding to the Ukrainian in their heavyweight title rematch final month.
Usyk defended his WBA, WBO and IBF titles with victory by cut up resolution in Saudi Arabia because the judges scored the combat 115-113, 116-112 and 113-115 in his favour.
Joshua was left fuming within the aftermath, throwing two of Usyk’s belts out of the ring and storming off earlier than returning to shake his hand.
Anthony Joshua threw Oleksandr Usyk’s title belts out of the ring after shedding their rematch
Usyk didn’t remark on the time however has now labelled Joshua ‘a poor idiot’ and ‘somewhat boy’
The Brit, 32, then picked up the microphone and went on an expletive-filled rant, discussing the combat, his profession, the continued disaster in Ukraine, earlier than additionally main cheers to Usyk.
Whereas Usyk didn’t touch upon Joshua’s weird antics on the time and gave the impression to be forgiving in his personal post-fight interview, he has slammed his opponent now the mud has settled.
‘I assumed, “What a poor idiot”,’ Usyk advised the USYK17 YouTube channel. ‘He jogged my memory of somewhat boy who wished to play with a ball, but it surely was taken from him, so he determined to throw it over the neighbour’s fence.’
Joshua, who is about to face Tyson Fury in a mouth-watering battle of Britain in December, gave one in every of boxing’s most outstanding post-fight speeches after failing to regain his heavyweight belts on August 20.
‘For those who knew my story you’ll perceive the fervour. I ain’t no novice boxer from five-years-old that was an elite prospect from youth,’ Joshua stated. ‘I used to be going to jail, I bought bail and I began coaching my a*** off, I wished to have the ability to combat.
The Ukrainian defended his WBA, WBO and IBF titles with victory by cut up resolution in Jeddah
Joshua’s post-fight speech within the ring was one of the vital weird in boxing historical past
‘I am stealing this Usyk I am sorry, but it surely’s due to the fervour we put into this. This man to beat me tonight, perhaps I might have finished higher, but it surely reveals the extent of arduous work I put in so please give him a spherical of applause as our heavyweight champion of the world.
‘I am not a 12 spherical fighter, have a look at me, I am a brand new breed of heavyweights, Mike Tyson, Sonny Liston, Jack Dempsey, “you do not throw mixtures like Rocky Marciano”, I am 18 stone, I am heavy, it is arduous work.
‘This man right here is an exceptional expertise, we’ll cheer for him thrice.’
Joshua went on to steer the sell-out crowd by ‘three cheers for Usyk’ and likewise highlighted his astonishment at Ukrainian fighters with the ability to produce title-winning performances as warfare continues of their house nation.