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Anthony Joshua accepts defeat, urges fans  to be positive

NIGERIAN-BORN British fighter, Anthony Joshua, has urged his fans and followers to remain positive despite his defeat to the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday.

The fight took place at Tottenham which led to the loss of his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.

The Ukrainian, who has never been defeated won the fight via a clean sweep of the judges’ scorecards, 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in his favour.

On his post on a social media platform, the former champion said,

Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London, I love you and thank you each and every time!

Speaking after the fight, Usyk expressed satisfaction, stating that the “fight went the way I expected it to go”.

Usyk who admitted that Joshua was hard on him at the beginning, dedicated his victory to Jesus Christ, saying it would not have been possible without the Lord

“At the beginning I hit him hard and tried to knock him out but my trainers said to stop and just do my job.

“The only thing I wanted to do with this fight was to praise my Lord, Jesus Christ and say all comes from him,” he added

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