British boxer and unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua who just lost his three world titles; IBF, WBA and WBO to Andy Ruiz Jr has broken his silence to speak on the victory of his counterpart.
Naija News reports that the Boxer in his statement after the victory of Ruiz apologised to his fans, supporters and stakeholders for letting them down.
Joshua who was defending his titles in the fight was knocked down four times before Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout.
In his emotional message, Joshua thanked all his fans for their endless support and went ahead to congratulate Ruiz Jr, stressing that he is a good fighter.
Joshua offered no excuses for the defeat but rather he shouldered the blame but said that he would have preferred Deontay Wilder.
In his emotional message, Joshua said; “big respect to Andy, big big respect. He’s a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down.”
He went on to say, “there’s no excuses. It’s my own fault. I got caught with a big shot. Congratulations to him. I would have preferred it to be Deontay Wilder, do you know what I mean? But it wasn’t. It was Andy Ruiz, and he deserves it, and the fame and fortune he’s about to receive.
“I don’t want anyone to kind of drown in their sorrows. This is boxing. It’s all the same. It just wasn’t my night. It was Andy Ruiz’s night. You know what? It’s good for the TV.”
Source: Naija News