Anthony Joshua Looking Dazed In His Corner Before Ruiz Jr Defeat Suggests Something Wasn't Right

A boxing fan has uploaded a concerning video of Anthony Joshua in his corner moments before fighting Andy Ruiz Jr.

Eddie Hearn has denied rumours Joshua was knocked out during sparring and suffered a panic attack in the dressing room before walking out to the ring at Madison Square Garden.

Joshua didn't look himself in New York as he suffered a devastating loss, subsequently losing his heavyweight world titles.

A video has now emerged of Joshua looking dazed in his corner ahead of facing Ruiz Jr.

Could this new footage explain Joshua's underwhelming performance?

He endured a nightmare American debut as he got dropped four times before referee Mike Griffin halted the world title contest.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Joshua has the chance to regain his world titles in the rematch, but Glenn McCrory believes his career could be over.

"He's bottom of the pile. He got beaten up by Andy Ruiz," he said.

"I think he's finished. It's not just the defeat, anybody can get defeated, but the nature of it.

"Andy Ruiz is not an elite athlete, he is not a heavyweight great. He will not go down in icons of legends at all, but he is a tough kid and he seized his opportunity."

McCrory added: "I have to say well done Andy Ruiz. Anthony Joshua let himself and the nation down.

"If you take your eye off the ball then you lose. It's as simple as that.

"It's not rocket science. It's the fact you think you can win, and you just turn up and don't do the work.

"I said this weeks ago he is training on Miami Beach. What's he training on Miami Beach for? Boxers don't do that with all those distractions.

"What on earth were they thinking about? It was absolute total humiliation. This was a fight that was an easy, easy fight.

"Let's get this right. It was simple and he blew it."

Will 'AJ' bounce back from his first professional defeat? Let us know what you think.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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