Anthony Joshua heads to old Finchley boxing gym as Oleksandr Usyk returns to war-torn Ukraine after world title fight | The Sun
ANTHONY JOSHUA returned to his old boxing gym on Monday – just nine days after his emotional loss to Oleksandr Usyk.
Fans feared the Brit, 32, would retire after he endured his second consecutive defeat in the huge heavyweight split decision thriller on August 20.
However, he recently took to Instagram to insist that he will continue in the sport.
And AJ posted a picture of himself at Finchley boxing club in Barnet – where he used to train as a teenager.
In the caption, he wrote: "Back to where it started, far from where it ends, I love this game."
Meanwhile, Usyk, 35, returned to his hometown in Ukraine over the weekend with his WBA, WBO and IBF championship belts.
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The heavyweight champion is currently in talks over a blockbuster undisputed bout with Tyson Fury which has been dubbed the "World Cup final" of boxing.
Fury has agreed to come out of retirement for the highly-anticipated fight – due to take place in early 2023 – as long as he is paid a whopping £500MILLION.
Usyk called out The Gypsy King after beating Joshua on points.
He said: "I’m sure that Tyson Fury is not retired yet. I’m sure, I’m convinced he wants to fight me.
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"I want to fight him and if I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all."
Negotiations for the bout are now underway with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Las Vegas being considered as potential locations.
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