Two defeats in the last four appearances, suffered by Anthony Joshua (24-2-0). The British boxer has been known as the world's best heavyweight for some time, but that status has been shaken by defeats by Andy Ruiz and Oleksandr Usyk.
Anthony Joshua was not what we saw him be, and he certainly didn’t give his best. The question is is it because he underestimated his opponents or was he simply a weaker fighter at the time? The bitter taste of defeat from Andy Ruiz, Anthony Joshua promptly washed away by defeating him in an instant rematch.
Still, the defeat by Oleksandr Usyk has yet to be avenged, but a rematch has not yet been officially or contracted. Anthony Joshua encountered certain critics after the aforementioned defeats, and among the most recent critics was Teddy Atlas, a well-known boxing coach.
The 65-year-old American in his rich career has worked with boxers such as Timothy Bradley, Michael Moorer, Donny Lalonde, Alexander Povetkin, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, etc. Teddy Atlas criticized Anthony Joshua for the accusations that many had already made against AJ.
Namely, the boxing coach believes that the British boxer has lost his hunger and easily accepts defeats.
Teddy Atlas on Anthony Joshua
Teddy Atlas explained this in an interesting way and believes that Anthony Joshua needs to change his attitude '' Anthony Joshua made too much money.
He accepts defeats too lightly. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like bad losers, but he’s too honorable in defeats." "I believe in showing honor during the defeat, more than many people, but he exaggerates with that."
"That's the quality of the guy who made too much money, '' Teddy Atlas said in his podcast The Fight with Teddy Atlas. The rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will show us a lot about Anthony Joshua's current position at the top of the heavyweight division.
According to unofficial information, the match should take place in the fourth month of this year, and the stakes for Anthony Joshua are immense. It is up to him to silence the critics and show that he still belongs to the very top.
We have no doubt that this time he will prepare much better and enter the match more seriously because he certainly has the quality that he has shown all these years, but unfortunately, he had to fall. Anthony Joshua, following social media, is training hard and preparing for the next match. He is focused and ready, all that remains is to show that he is still at the very top