Anthony Joshua shares tweet vowing to "stay positive" after Usyk defeat

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Anthony Joshua has taken to Twitter to speak out for the first time since his loss to Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua, 31, was outboxed by the Ukrainian and suffered a unanimous points defeat.

He left the ring to be seen by medics without giving an interview.

But he has since taken to Twitter, writing: "Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London I love you & thank you each and every time!"

In the tweet, Joshua is pictured in his locker room, bruised from the thrilling encounter.

Usyk started the stronger of the two, landing a string of convincing body shots.

Joshua then worked his way back into the fight and looking as if he was turning the tide, landing a series of shots himself that got the crowd going.

But Usyk came back into the fight, wobbling the Brit to set up an all-or-nothing scenario for Joshua.

Joshua attempted to finish the stronger, but couldn't mount a strong enough finish against his brilliant opponent.

Usyk broke down in tears after his brilliant win, and said Joshua was "nothing special".

He said: "This means a lot for me," he told Sky Sports.

"The fight went exactly the way I expected it to go. There were a few moments where he pushed me hard, but it was nothing special.

"I had no objective to knock him out because my trainers pushed me not to do that.

"At the beginning I tried, but then my trainers said just stop and do your job.

"The only thing I want to do with this fight is to give praise to my lord Jesus Christ and to say it all comes from him.

"I have been working so hard since January in preparation for this fight, it took me half a year and I didn't see my family for so long.

"I missed seeing them playing. I want to go home and be happy with my family and I'm not thinking about the rematch."

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