GEORGE FOREMAN has claimed Anthony Joshua looked scared and forgot who he was as a fighter against Oleksandr Usyk.
The heavyweight great was unimpressed by what he saw as Joshua was outboxed by his southpaw rival on Saturday night.
Anthony Joshua lost to Oleksandr Usyk in a unanimous decisionCredit: Getty
Heavyweight great George Foreman questioned Joshua’s identity in the ringCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Brit lost his trio of heavyweight belts and with it a chance of a £500 million Tyson Fury super-fight when he slumped to defeat by unanimous decision.
And two-time world champ Foreman questioned Joshua’s chin at a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He wrote on Twitter: “Saw the Joshua/Usyk fight: AJ seemed afraid?
“He lost his identity. (Should I be cautious (go 12) attack with my power?)
“Usyk typical southpaw ‘if you won’t hit me I’ll be awkward and hit you’. Something’s wrong, not AJ he took his punishments. Who are you AJ?”
Foreman’s Twitter followers were quick to agree with the 72-year-old legend.
Many drew comparisons with AJ’s only other defeat by American Andy Ruiz back in June 2019.
Follower ‘CMP_MD’ wrote: “AJs afraid because he has no chin. That brutal KO by Ruiz took his mojo.”
User ‘Mihoeth’ added: “In my opinion AJ is just an overrated boxer and I thought that after Ruiz first fight and it seems it was proved again… maybe I am wrong…”
Foreman was not the only famous face to watch on in horror as Ukraine’s Usyk dished out the punishment to Joshua over 12 gruelling rounds.
A host of celebs and Premier League stars were in attendance at Spurs’ home ground for AJ’s defence of his WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
And they could have witnessed an even more shocking conclusion had Usyk’s corner not stopped their man from knocking out the home fighter.