Anthony Joshua has firmly denied he was relieved to lose his world titles to Andy Ruiz.
Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, admitted AJ was relieved to be beaten by Ruiz in one of boxing’s most stunning upsets.
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and former IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight-boxing champion Joshua was knocked out in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden Saturday night by massive betting odds underdog Ruiz Jr.
“As long as you know where you stand with your shit, good and bad, that’s all that matters,” Joshua said on Instagram live when face with the suggested he was relieved to be beaten by Ruiz.
“People are always going to interpret the story however they f****** want… as long as you stay true to yourself and know where you stand in a situation, you’ve got nothing to worry about.”
Joshua is expected to rematch Ruiz at the end of the year, but it remains unclear where the second clash will take place.