Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1) has dismissed the circulating rumors that he had a panic attack minutes before he made his entrance for his highly anticipated Andy Ruiz (33-1) fight.
The Brit lost his world titles in a shocking manner, getting knocked down 4 times by Andy Ruiz before the ref waved off the fight in the 7th round.
The panic attack version was one of the many “suspected” reasons for the outcome of the fight, but the 29-years-old came out and shut down all the talk following the fight.
“I had no panic attack. I have to take my loss like a man. No blaming anyone or anything,” “AJ” said.
“There have been a lot of accusations and worries about what was wrong with me. How to explain that feeling? It has happened to me before but I feel like those times I lost years back have made me a stronger person.
“It hasn’t really changed me, my work ethic, my mindset, what I stand for, the people I’m still loyal to – my trainer Rob McCracken, my amateur coach at Finchley ABC.I’m still going to work with these guys, they’ll teach me everything I need to know.
“They’ve done a great job for me not only inside the boxing ring but mainly as a human. They’ve really developed me as a person which is really important. These guys have been with me for years.”