Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk LIVE RESULTS: AJ suffers ‘suspected damaged eye socket’ in loss


Anthony Joshua suffered a suspected damaged eye socket in his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

AJ had his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles taken away from him as Usyk won by a unanimous points triumph.

Though Joshua said in his post-fight press conference he wants the rematch next.

AJ said: “I have already watched some of the fight and seen where I went wrong and thought of ways I can improve.

“I don’t care about being the underdog, the belts don’t represent me, I just want to go in there improved, smarter and stronger and I believe I get a win from what I learned in this fight.”

Eddie Hearn also said Joshua has spoken to him about the rematch, with a clause in the fight contract giving him the option.

Hearn said: “This is his life. He lives and breathes boxing. Boxing saves him and made him.

“When you fall out of love with it, that’s when it’s time to walk away from the sport.

“For me, that was an average performance from Anthony Joshua. He can do so much better in that fight, but he’s facing a pound-for-pound great.”

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