Anthony Joshua says he is not ‘blaming anyone’ for Andy Ruiz Jr defeat

Anthony Joshua modified into knocked down four cases by Andy Ruiz Jr

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua says he has no excuses for his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, in which he misplaced his IBF, WBO and WBA world titles.

The loss in Recent York modified into the first of Joshua’s 23-strive against skilled occupation and he has brushed apart suggestions something modified into defective with him.

“I had no apprehension attack,” the 29-twelve months-feeble mentioned in video posted online on Wednesday.

“I genuinely must purchase my loss adore a person. No blaming anyone or something.”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn presented on Tuesday that a rematch with United States-born Mexican Ruiz, allotment of the contract for Saturday’s strive against, would happen in November or December.

“I am the one who went in there to invent and my performance did no longer journey to belief. My gameplan didn’t journey to belief,” added Joshua.

“I genuinely must readjust, analyse, stay my finest to upright it – and safe the job completed within the rematch.”

The Briton modified into floored four cases as Ruiz won in seven rounds at Madison Square Garden.

Before the final spherical, Joshua regarded at a loss for phrases in his nook and mentioned to his coach Opt McCracken: “Why am I feeling adore this?”

The London 2012 Olympic champion on account of this fact had a concussion test.

Joshua says his pre-strive against practising camp in Miami modified into “space on” and he did no longer use any depraved foods. He additionally mentioned he would proceed to work with McCracken.

“There have been a form of accusations and worries about what modified into defective with me,” he added.

“I are searching to uncover you this: I am a soldier and I genuinely must purchase my usaand my downs – and on Saturday I took a loss.

“Congratulations to Andy Ruiz. He has six months or so that you’ll want to be champion for the reason that belts journey within the air and he has to defend them.

“I would no longer thoughts if [the rematch] modified into in Recent York again or in England.”

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