Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk defeated British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua in a break up determination rematch on Sunday to retain the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on Joshua’s second defeat to Usyk, ex-Nigerian boxing champion Jerry Okorodudu believes Joshua has lots to show and disagrees that that is the tip of his boxing profession after his rematch with Usik.
He suggested the 32-year-old to not be distracted by the defeat, however to remain targeted.
“In boxing you win some and also you lose some, however I do not assume he misplaced that struggle, the struggle was too shut. It was a break up determination. However he can even return and practice more durable to money in on his titles.”
The Olympian additionally downplayed solutions calling for Joshua’s retirement.
“I do not assume it is time for Joshua to give up boxing At 32 yr he’s nonetheless a really younger boxer besides when he turns 32 yr he must be relaxed and targeted keep forward of what lies forward,” Okorodudu added.
In the meantime, Joshua says he’s “hungry” to struggle once more and hopes to return to the ring in December.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn desires Joshua to have three or 4 fights in 2023 to reclaim his heavyweight titles.
“I spoke to Eddie and requested him whether it is doable to get out in November as a result of momentum is essential in boxing – Eddie mentioned December,” Joshua mentioned.
“Relating to who I am preventing, it is one, come all. Whoever desires it will probably have it, I do not thoughts.”