This week’s panellists have been requested to supply their ideas on Anthony Joshua’s weird response to shedding towards Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday evening in Saudi Arabia
Paul Butler (WBO bantamweight belt-holder)
It was very out of character for AJ, however perhaps finally we noticed the actual AJ? It took away a number of the limelight from Usyk and his efficiency on the evening. It doesn’t assist when he’s received “sure” males round him telling him he gained and that he was nice. Don’t get me mistaken, although, he was lots higher on Saturday evening. I believed the sport plan was spot on, however he simply got here up quick towards an ideal champion.
Wayne Alexander (Former European super-welterweight champion)
That was Anthony exhibiting how passionate he’s a couple of sport he has cherished for the previous 15 years. He educated so long and hard for the combat and nonetheless got here up quick. Instantly after the combat he would have been so upset considering that his profession had come to an finish. He nonetheless got here again to the ring to roughly apologise and I feel that it was all simply warmth of the second stuff.
Michael Conlan (Featherweight contender)
I believed it was all a bit unhappy seeing AJ break down the way in which he did. He clearly believed he would win and when it didn’t play out that means he acted out of anger and impulse. It was uncooked and actual emotion. It’s good to see it however unhappy on the identical time.
Eric Donovan (Featherweight contender)
It wasn’t an excellent look, to be truthful, and Joshua’s staff ought to have helped him or stopped him. It was enormous leisure for heavyweight boxing, although, and it triggered a lot commentary from around the globe. For me, finally, I simply noticed a person hurting, naturally sufficient, after the most important lack of his profession, struggling to manage and specific his emotions. That’s why his staff ought to have stepped in.