The Briton suffered his 2d defeat of his educated occupation final weekend at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The Briton used to be outclassed by the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final weekend, dropping the IBF, WBO and WBA belts to scupper hopes of an undisputed title fight in opposition to the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 on 9 October.
However Joshua, who has a rematch clause, insists he’s in a accurate mood since reflecting on the 2d defeat of his educated occupation.
Joshua wrote on social media: “I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations & acknowledged my mistakes. I’ve learnt my lesson.
“Thanks for sending adore and checking in. Don’t alarm about me. My spirit is accurate!”
While Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn insisted his fighter “has got to make changes” for the rematch.
“Weirdly it’s quite a bit more uncomplicated to purchase since you understand how accurate Usyk is, and you always know if you happen to don’t rating it smartly suited there may perchance be a large gamble that you may perchance rating beat,” Hearn acknowledged.
“The Ruiz fight, I inform we had been potentially a tiny bit naive at the time, almost strolling on air that AJ would steamroll thru everybody and that used to be factual one lag from the blue that you form of couldn’t rating over for weeks. Tonight, you factual inform ‘it’s sport, you’ve got overwhelmed by the easier man, what are you gonna originate about it?’
“(Joshua’s) mind is working extra time already, he’s a extraordinarily deep thinker. He’ll beat himself up for a while…nevertheless he dedicates every thing he does to the game. So it’ll prick him deep, nevertheless the Ruiz fight, very rather a large selection of. Tonight he got beat by a pound-for-pound noteworthy fighter.”
“He’s got to make changes, he’s got to recover. Usyk will potentially — I’m stunning definite he’ll be the favourite going into the rematch.”
Speaking earlier than his fight with Wilder, Fury had some sage guidance for Joshua if he takes on dilapidated undisputed world cruiserweight champion Usyk again.
Fury acknowledged: “My advice to Joshua in the rematch is rating caught in the handiest system he is aware of how, set up his handiest foot forward and swing away, Jack, swing away.
“Was once I solely wounded that (Usyk) received? Yes I was. I was hoping Joshua may perchance well well safe the fight, nevertheless he couldn’t – and that’s none of my exchange.
“The correct thing I’m afflicted about is beating Deontay Wilder, and that’s basically the most poor heavyweight accessible. In my opinion, Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk, the total the leisure of the division, happy – nevertheless he can no longer beat me.”