British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has taken to social media to tender an apology following his split-decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Glamsquad recalls that Joshua in a surprising act threw the belts away, tried to lunge at someone from Usyk’s team, walked out of the ring and then came back to give a bizarre rant questioning how he lost to Usyk. Read here
He also fought back tears during his post-fight press conference after being asked whether he was proud of how he had performed against the Ukrainian.
On Sunday evening, Joshua took to his social media pages to reveal that he had to take himself to a ‘dark place’ for the rematch with Usyk and explained his emotions got the better of him.
“I wish Usyk continued success in your quest for greatness.
“You are a class act champ. Yesterday I had to mentally take myself into a dark place to compete for the championship belts!
“I had two fights, one with Usyk and one with my emotions and both got the better of me.”
He also admitted that he let himself down.
“I’ll be the first to admit, I let myself down. I acted out of pure passion and emotion and when not controlled it ain’t great.
“I love this sport so so much and I’ll be better from this point on. Respect.”