Anthony Joshua has attested to the fact that he lost to a better fighter after been stopped by Andy Ruiz Jr. in the round seven of the fight at the Madison Square Garden in NewYork City.
As a result of the defeat, he lost his WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight belts.
Nevertheless, Joshua promises not to relent, and he promises to come back strong after losing his first professional fight.
“Congratulations to the first Mexican heavyweight champion. we bounce back.
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“I’m a fighter by heart, boxer by trade, it has got people talking, and there’s more life in the heavyweight division.
“This is the risk we take, and every fighter deserves respect, so congratulations to him. I respect every fighter, and this is all part of the legacy, it’s how strong I came back. He’s a champion for now. I shall return.”
Ruiz who was tagged as an underdog and defied all odds to defeat the favourite Joshua.
Joshua said, “Boxing is a tough sport, but I train hard, and I got beaten by a good fighter, it will be interesting to see how far he goes, but this is all part of the journey,”
Joshua looks forward to redeeming dignity as his promoter lines a rematch in November or December this year.