Promoter Kalle Sauerland believes it was a mistake on Anthony Joshua’s half to not have taken a combat in between his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
By going straight into the rematch with no confidence-booster, Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) fell aside within the later rounds and wound up dropping a 12 spherical cut up resolution to the higher conditioned Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The loss has a performed a quantity on the 32-year-old Joshua’s profession, placing him able the place he can’t afford a 3rd consecutive defeat.
To assist the beleaguered Joshua proper his ship, his promoter Eddie Hearn says he intends on matching him towards a high 15 contender in his subsequent combat in December.
That’s code discuss for Hearn choosing a bottom-level contender or a washed up man like Dillian Whyte for Joshua to take aside for a straightforward win.
“If I made a criticism of AJ, he’s been type of a GQ. He’s had that type of marketable kind, and labored rather a lot with these kinds up to now as nicely,” stated Kalle Sauerland to iFL TV about Anthony Joshua.
“I received’t say it was implausible to see him lose his plot, however I assumed it confirmed what it meant to him. He simply made some huge cash. Everybody is aware of that.
“It wasn’t win or lose, he will get the cash or doesn’t get the cash. Actually a considerable sum of money. And you could possibly see that he was displaying the spite, the anger, and I’ve seen it in locker rooms most of my life.
“He [Joshua] did it within the ring on the most important platform of all, the heavyweight championship of the world. I felt for him however on the similar time, he has loads of new followers who noticed that aspect to him about what it meant. That’s what I used to be saying.
“I assumed it was a person’s response. It’s what it’s. By the best way, I’ve seen feminine fighters lose it in dressing rooms as nicely. It occurs, and it’s the very best stage, and it exhibits how a lot it means to him.
“I assumed AJ confirmed actual character in what he stated and what he’d performed. He’ll come once more. He improved. I’d nonetheless keep on with what I stated earlier than. He may have had a combat in between. He’ll see that after his profession.
“Good on him for giving his greatest shot, however he’ll be again and can carry on studying. Perhaps someday we’ll see a 3rd one,” stated Sauerland a few third combat between Joshua and Usyk.
Boxing Information » Kalle Sauerland says Joshua ought to have taken tune-up earlier than Usyk
Originally posted 2022-10-12 14:39:09.