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"Anthony Joshua Is Finished" Following His Defeat To Andy Ruiz Jr

"Anthony Joshua Is Finished" Following His Defeat To Andy Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua is "finished" following his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. Well, that's according to Glenn McCrory who believes his boxing career could be over.

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Joshua lost his world titles after being stopped by the unheralded Ruiz Jr on his American debut.

The 29-year-old Brit got dropped FOUR times before referee Mike Griffin halted the contest in the seventh round.

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Team Joshua is set to trigger the rematch clause, but McCrory thinks this could be it for him.

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

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

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McCrory added: "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.

"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."

Heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder also stuck the knife into Joshua. He called him a quitter in a brutal rant.

Meanwhile, the shocking upset to Ruiz Jr is Joshua's first defeat since turning professional in 2013.

It's back to the drawing board for the ex-heavyweight world champion as he plots his return.

Will Joshua regain his world titles in the rematch? Let us know what you think.

Topics: Boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Heavyweight, New York, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

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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