Anthony Joshua has admitted that his loss to Oleksandr Usyk has weighed heavily on him but that he will use that to improve.
Speaking in a recent interview with iFL TV, he said, “A lot of times I wake up in the morning and the fight and fighting is on my mind. After the fight, you sleep on it. You sleep on it after the fight and then what happens is you wake up on it and I’m waking up on it and it’s the right thing because you’ve got to use it as fuel for the day.
“I think about it a lot and not just on a physical thing but up here as well. I think about it a lot.
“That one made me think a lot and I could go on but I just care, I actually care. I don’t think, ‘eh, it’s a loss’. I actually deeply care.”
As he was in Dubai for the interview, Joshua discussed his movements but asked that people let him live.
“I’m out here for ten days, I’ve trained six times, I had four days rest. I’m supposed to be resting but we still trained. We’re training and just ticking over, getting ready.
I train with whoever. Jonathan Banks was there, I spoke to him about training. Why is everyone on my fucking case? Whether it’s about weight, whether it’s about my… let me live. Let me live, I do what I want, just let me live.”