Following his Sunday loss to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine for the world heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia, British boxer Anthony Joshua apologised for his terrible post-fight behaviour. After Usyk was declared the winner of the fight by split point decision, a high-stakes drama broke out. Usyk's belts were thrown to the ground as Joshua stormed out of the ring in a fit of rage and made his way to the locker room. Then, he hurried back to seize control of the microphone and slammed his detractors in an expletive-filled rant.
On that particular night, the British boxer's emotions won. He has already apologised profusely on Twitter, detailing his acts and the mental state that led up to his outburst. He also praised his rival for putting up a superb battle that evening.
"I send my best wishes to @usykaa as you pursue greatness. You are the epitome of class. Yesterday, in order to battle for the championship belts, I had to psychologically put myself in a dark place! Joshua posted on Twitter, "I had two bouts, one with Usyk and one with my emotions, and both got the best of me.
The former heavyweight champion added that he let himself down and that his actions were motivated only by his unbridled passion for the game. "I absolutely adore this sport, and I'll get far better after this. "Respect," he said.