'I'm Upset' - Joshua Breaks Down In Tears After Defeat

An emotional Anthony Joshua broke down in tears at the post-fight press conference after losing his world-title challenge to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua, 32, was defeated by split-decision, having also lost to the Ukrainian on points in September.

Asked if he was proud of his performance, Joshua became emotional.

"It's really, really hard for me to say I'm proud of myself," he said. "I'm upset, really, deep down in my heart."

The two-time world champion then covered his face with both hands, taking deep breaths, as promoter Eddie Hearn took the next question.

Joshua composed himself and continued addressing the media.

The 2012 Olympic Gold medallist has been propelled into stardom ever since turning professional nine years ago.

He said the pressure and intrusion he faces "comes at a cost".

Joshua added: "It will never break me but it takes real strength not to break me and tonight there is a little crack in the armour because that took a lot."



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