Tap to unmute
"SO POORLY ADVISED" Eddie Hearn on Okolie Loss to Billam Smith, Lara-Wood2, Lopez KO & Joshua-Fury
'I LET PEOPLE DOWN; I DESERVE THE STICK' - Anthony Joshua BARES HIS SOUL to Rahim
- Published on Mar 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Anthony Joshua interviewed by Radio Rahim ahead of his fight with Jermaine Franklin this Saturday.
To watch the fight subscribe to: DAZN.com/Secondsout
Subscribe for updates - goo.gl/meA2GB
Follow on Twitter: goo.gl/VDYVMP
Like on Facebook: secondsoutlive
SecondsOut is a world leader in boxing entertainment since 1999.
Part of the Knockout TV Clip-Share MCN - goo.gl/t77GMc
Comments • 566
No man who put his life on the line in this sport should feel like they let anyone down. No one is perfect and he should be proud of what he's done
Definitely ! he was world champ for a few years and made a shit load of money
Fuck what people think most people are only with what’s popping today and tomorrow when they ain’t people can care less. Do what makes you and your family happy. Never please everyone. But I get what he’s saying he probably gets shit talked to him all day when he’s out in public.
Hes a decent guy I believe he has good heart
Ok yeah 🤡
Lets watch back his antics after Usyk 2.
Clown world loves you lot !
He thought he was an intellectual and got kilt.
AJ you have never let anyone down, you came from no Amateur background to heavy champion of the world twice, your an inspiration to us all.
Won the Olympics as an amateur.. 😅
@Lewis Birch I understand that but what I meant was AJ never even put a boxing glove on until he was 18 years old, so from there he has achieved incredible things.
@Lewis Birch he only had 30 amateur fights tho
43... but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. I was just saying he did start as an amateur..
He was an Olympic gold medalist, what are you talking about? He did come from a bad background but he accomplished a lot as an amateur.
I've been watching boxing for 40 years and in adult life been fortunate enough to work alongside some top level athletes in both amateur and pro sport. I've seen how hard they push themselves and the level of ability is on a completely different level to "us normal humans" I can't stress this point enough. So at the very least they deserve respect especially those who put their lives on the line for our entertainment! I don't know AJ but I support him win or lose because I respect him, understand to some degree what he goes through on a daily basis and have a feeling that he is a genuinely kind hearted individual, outside the ring thankfully. It's a shame some sports fans don't remember this in their intense keyboard criticism of these men and women.
Don’t lie. Bet you claim benefits
Your so wrong mate. Hes a bad egg and fake as they come. Never forget when he threw Usyk's belt out the Ring.
Mad Props King!!!!!👑🤴Utmost respect for what you have done and meant for boxing. 🥊 Thank you...for helping boxing ivolve to what it is today. You never get enough credit.
Seriously, AJ has never deserved the stick he’s gotten from the fans. He’s always been a positive influence for boxing and a good champ. He’s made some mistakes, aka getting on the mic after the Usyk fight but the man is always honest. Hope he finds a way back to the crown.
He deserves all the hate he gets. After that childish, pathetic tantrum he had after Uysk schooled him the 2nd time, then throwing Usyk's belts out of the ring.
@Lee grow up Lee
@H Mellon It's AJ who needs to grow up, literally looked like a little 2 year old girl throwing her toys out of the pram
Take it or leave it, this guy is cross continental. He’s just blessed with a natural and magnetic aura. I’m his fan with or without belt.
Go for it AJ. You’re always a Champion
Damn I hate that he feels like that, I can't imagine the pressure feeling like you let a nation down, I hope he knows he didn't!
He has millions and millions of pounds.. dont cry.
@12 Brutalrounds so many weirdos on this app he’s literally accomplished everything and you have achieved nothing in life
“Do you feel like you need hard at this stage”…”yeah…pause..” 7:30 😂😂😂
I dont get it
ye I saw this in another vid from another camera in this interview lol
“At this point” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 his voice is funny too. Then afterwards he talks about sixpacs and how aj looks stronger 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
@The Meticulous Assassin😂😂😂
He seems a lot better mentally. The pressure that was on his shoulders seems to have been lifted.
i agree yes. he seems normal now. he was acting weird
I wasn't a fan of aj but im starting to like him now he has dropped that media trained alter ego crap
@Mac Weed same here
Loosing is not failure, giving up is failure. 💪🏿
If you respect Joshua, Joshua gives you the respect back, very humble guy, very friendly, but if you choose the disrespect you in the wrong place, please respect Joshua is done lots for Boxing and open lots of doors, I'm a Joshua fan for life, amazing fighter, amazing human being... His parents giving him a very good education very on earth human being
I really like Anthony Joshua. Great fighter and an even better person. Hope he does well again!
Charlie, I have some good news you like men too 👍🏼
@Happy Wednesday I do like men. I've had some great male role models in my life. Also, why wouldn't I like men? I am one!
@Charlie David Arnott My radar on point 🔊 👌🏽
@Happy Wednesday Yep, your profile looks on point too. 👍
Forget all that nonsense, this is boxing. AJ needs to win vs Franklin. If he loses again, i am not supporting a loser, I will be a Fury fan
@ 7:38 " Reporter: Do you feel like you need hard at this point ? "
Anthony: "Yeah. PAUSE. "
had to look a liitle too far for this but glad to see i wasnt the only one!🤣
I've not been his biggest supporter but he did not let people down. In fact it's his pride and in this case caring too much about what people think that seem to have negatively affected him. Perhaps if he storms through Franklin (not a given), he can regain his old persona in the ring but also a new freedom out of it. There's no shame in losing a boxing match.
He let everyone down the way he behaved after the second defeat by Usyk and throwing the belts out of the ring.
@rindz_os Retty That's very true. But I think it's important to consider where he gets such strong delusions from and why he thought he had any chance to begin with. In my opinion he's being used and manipulated as a cash cow by people who just want to make millions out of the Fury fight. There's no friends in that business. I just hope he doesn't end up in the ring with Wilder. That would be a massive mistake. Fury would humiliate him over 6-8 rounds but Wilder will knock his block off inside 3.
@rindz_os Retty okay but he apologised on how he acted I’m sure he’s forgivable because of that
@Cutler Lon What a load of crap! A.J was the Champion and Usyk was his mandatory. He fought his mandatory, and lost twice. Every Champion lose his belts, in the end. That's just how it is.
Big respect to AJ. Boxings a very hard sport, only a few make it to the top aswel. man's a G, made it. no matter wt ppl say on his day he will get back to the very top.
How? There are no more paper champions like Martin Whyte and Parker out there
@FreeAgent whyte a champion?
@The True Squad that green belt looked like the real WBC belt my fault
His head seems in right place, nothing but the best for the champ. Could be amazing comeback act. Good luck my boy Anthony
Never give up AJ you are the real champion for giving others that opportunity ❤❤no lost and sacrifice no gain
Portrait of a true Champ! Wish you a great win AJ, luv from Nigeria
That was a really good question AJ asked about the IBO belt, we keep hearing the popular trope about "FOUR BELT ERA" when there are other titles such as the IBO, which people go back and forth with recognising/not recognising, it's strange and the fact that AJ pointed this out shows how weird it is.
Chris Eubank jr is two time IBO Champion and gets no credit for it at all and never gets spoken about as a world champ, it's so frustrating because ultimately it IS a world title, not AJs biggest fan but glad he brought this up.
Go for it AJ you still a loyal supporter here. All the best bro.
Your great ambassador for the boxing world and still a fabulous boxer. Keeping going Joshua your still my favourite boxer, I never lost the faith. Regards Alan B
I've always supported aj win or lose always been humble and honest. Respect to a real champ 🏆
I’ve met Anthony and he truly is a gentleman and peoples champ, so loving and caring to his supporters x
I'm an AJ fan from the Fiji Islands.
I wanted AJ to always win I was disappointed when he lost but am still an AJ fan.This is boxing this guys give there life to entertain us.Just like AJ said no one is perfect.
Still my favourite heavyweight
Warrior . Fijian Fan 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 🇫🇯 🇫🇯
God is Great Jesus is my saviour
It is difficult to not like him. He is blessed. Recognise his not perfect.
I relate to how awkward AJ is a person sometimes. Man should be proud of how far he has come.
Let's Go AJ!! One step at a time. Win this one and on to the next!
AJ comes off as a cheerful, fun loving gentleman in interviews. I like him. I've noticed fight week looks like fun for everyone, lots of smiles. It seems like a nice break before the main event. After April 1st, I'd really like to see Wilder v AJ! I think their styles would make for a GREAT fight.
After watching everything unfold with this Luke fury circus, my respect for AJ has gone up even more, never ducked anyone, made the fight easy with usyk and was willing to win back the titles in the rematch.. it’s clear who was ducking … MR LUKE FURY
Oluwafemi ducked Fury in December, hence he's fighting an absolute nobody this weekend.
@Lee after Joshua’s public breakdown in the ring after the second loss to usyk, he had no business going in with fury that quick!
It was always gonna be a rebuild job and throwing him in with fury right after that loss to usyk woulda been shameless
You let no one down a fantastic ambassador for boxing I wish you all the best aj top man
Great questions to start that off. Staying friendly but hitting him hard
I like this aj .no bs unlike another certain heavy weight. Just pure class . Really hope we get to see the fights he mentioned.
I've bet against AJ too many times, and he has proved me wrong (not everytime) but 2 out of 5 times he did so I'm done betting against him now.
Forget the people, can never please everyone. Ive said this previously, you need to get over those demons from ruix Jr first fight. Let those hands go and not worry about getting knocked down again.
People don’t like good people
Respect this guy how he carries himself
This is what i've been waiting for... AJ has grown up to the facts of life....He's a Man now, he talks like a man not an idol... A man who now understands who he really is and who mature job is Kickin' Ass!!!! Bet the house on him......
AJ every time he steps in the ring is putting his life on the line so he ain't letting nobody down, anyone can throw a jab and a Combination from the Comfort of there Sofa. All I can say to AJ all the best Champ and do the best for you as when AJ steps into the ring and they say Seconds out he is on his own all the best AJ and I hope he becomes a three time World Champion 👊🏿
Getting in the ring takes balls, no apologies needed
You didnt let. No one down . Ima proud of what . U did . Weather u lost or not .
AJ winning everyone back with that quote
Lol. He’s suppose to win in the ring not with a quote. Talk is cheap
@Jay Kamar he also won in the ring
Sad to see how boxing hurts the brain on such a young fighter
Ive respected AJ from day one. He may not be the most gifted fighter or even the best but ive never seen him put on a front. What you see is what you get and hes not ashamed to admit he let people down because im sure he but at the end of the day hes gotta continue and keep dreaming for big things while he still has the body and mind for boxing.
The only people Anthony has let down are those “fans” who are only there when Anthony wins.
See what I mean people don’t consider the fighters mental health at all, the fact he believes he’s let people down is messed up to be honest! Your a true champ aj
@0:56 How can AJ forget the guy from Manchester when that guy's son is fighting on his undercard 😂😂😂😂
I've disliked aj since he got given a gold at the Olympics and I always called him a hype job but only recently i have come to be a fan. He's got lots of nerve to step in the ring with usyk twice while fury be shaking in he's boots😂😂. I wish nothing but the best for aj moving forward, he's a real spartan🔥
Let’s go Aj
I could invent the Global Boxing Federation Title (GBFT) and fight my grandad for it but it would mean zero. All these governing bodies destroyed boxing. How it takes Rahim to explain that to a former world champion is beyond me. I respect him as an athlete, he is one of the few who is never out of shape but he's thick as a plank. A small boy from the village which the Nigerian people will understand.
People don't understand how difficult boxing is, even without all the popularity AJ had at the pinnacle of his career. We also forget that, bar a few fighters, all the greats had Ls on their record. What I think is, because boxers nowadays generally have fewer fights during their career to preserve their health in comparison to the previous era, 3/4 Ls on your record looks worse when you've had 35 fights 1than it would if you had say 55 fights. I believe it depends on WHO you fight, too, and AJ, bar Wilder, fought everyone, so he deserves big credit for that. I'd still like to see that fight, too 🙌🏾
Great interview love aj he give us good fights
After all the nonsense between Fury and Usyk it's good to hear AJ is in a positive place and wants to get back to his best and always looking to improve, looking forward to this fight and Joyce vs Zhang when it comes, these are fighters that want to fight!
Always looking to improve? By fighting an absolute nobody in Jermaine Franklin?
Lol. Looking to improve by fighting bums 😂
AJ needs direction. He is a great man who I think has lost his way. He pulled it back together - somewhat - after the Ruiz loss, but this second round of hardship has been more difficult to navigate, and that's understandable. He's a deep, profound man, and in public he's had trouble giving us a through-line to his true self; he has flickered through various images from the humble loser to the defiant ex-champ on the way back. For now I think AJ would do better to keep away from microphones and do less thinking out loud in public. I'm rooting for him against Franklin. I would love to see him get his aggression back so that he could give us his best self against Wilder. Then maybe we could talk redemption, and next steps. For now, it's Jermaine Franklin, an OK test, the right fight for now. Then we'll see.
AJ there's no need to knock fanklin out just bruise him up a little bit, you still got the win.
Why? We there to watch knockouts. Go big or go home. No pitty patty against low level opposition.
If you want to be the real no.1 in the division you can't have this timid mindset
Good statement AJ concentrate on yourself and your training program for your next fight 👍
Can't see him being champion again while Usyk is around. Still, he put stadium fights and Saudi on the menu for future generations.
Now hes in phase 2 of his career, both as a wiser man and one thats lost a few fights. Hopefully he can settle with one trainer, and rebuild. There's still some big money fights out there for him regardless of titles.
aint let nobody down !!! we win we loose we come back i love the fact he said he wants fury wilder and joyce !! thats big hes looking for war and no easy cop outs so if he fights all them guys we all get some great fights to look back at
Danm you aj this guy is so likable he's humble and doesn't sugar coat shit gotta respect that 👏 💯
After been schooled twice by Usyk. I’ll be damned if he’s not humble. What else does he have to brag about 😂
one of the nicest kids ... blokes
Humble God bless and protect all our warriors.
Ain’t let no one down brother!
Good luck AJ 🥊👍🏽‼️
No disrespect to Chisora, but when Fury fought him for a third time I lost all respect for Fury. All the great things he did before like fighting Klitchko and Wilder in their own back yard, that all went out the window when he had the cheek to offer another great champion a 70/30 purse split. Who the hell does he think he is? Fury a 🤡 for that. The only way to redeem himself is to clean up the heavyweight division, which I guarantee you he won’t do. Come on Joshua get back those belts and prove you are the more worthy champion. We need more fighters like you, who will fight everybody and anybody, unlike that WBC joker.
as you already know
he believes he's the best heavyweight of all time, man of the people, a fighting man, would fight for free etc
come on you already know the GYPSY KING TYSON FURY!!!!
there's your answer
Aj you never let me down as a fighter and as a man either champ youre a great man and even the great have to fall to becone the gratest and that you are and will be.
AJ aint let no one down he done it all hes reached heights we dont normally reach being from where we from nuff respect to the brother dont worry about pleasing people fuck all a that do you my guy ✊🏾💯
😂 Boxing social just hijack the interview! 😂
Boxers are going to challenge AJ mentally, physically etc in America.they don't care that he's a celebrity there.The best environment to be in for him.... hopefully motivate him to fulfill his potential
for 11years ive followed aj....champ from start to finish
Joshua has elite self awareness.
Rahim is by far the best interviewer we have in boxing.
Anthony Joshua was getting pretty annoyed with all the retirement questions.
He's got the tools to beat any heavy weight
It's ashame his stamina don't last when he let's his fists go in the ring
He should be proud of what you have accomplished
No fighter will ever beat usyk not even fury as he's pricing himself out the fight
His dad's his biggest fan lol
Looks like AJ ended up with sequels since Andy Ruiz fight
Wish him best of luck 🤞
I don't think AJ is being real here - he wants to be undisputed before he wants the money. But after he lost to Uysk it's hard for him to think that - so now he's saying it's about the money. But he should be real with himself. He still wants to beat Usyk
Well said 🧠 4:50
Stylistically wilder, fury and Franklin are very different … however if Joshua can’t knockout Franklin, (who is the worst of the three mentioned) then I don’t see what chance he has with wilder or fury
He’s always better when he’s a tad nasty. In & out the ring.
he didn’t get nearly the same support he gets now compared to when he had the belts, why are people now wanting to big him up when he’s basically just repeating what everyone had been saying to him when he had the belts
See aj protecting Eddie how can u not like aj man. Proper fella from the endz. Cmon aj big win this weekend pls
Good interview that 🥊
man I really think Ant bout to go on a long run of wins.
Was this Rahims interview and someone hijacked it ?
To be fair AJ has fought all his mandatories and the plus side for AJ most where over the hill (being honest) but unfortunately the new men who are far hungrier and better have got his measure since he was annihilated by Andy Ruiz Junior, if we was being completely honest AJ would be lucky to be in the top 6 - and as he is fighting someone who IS NOT IN THE TOP 15 OF ALL BOXING AUTHORITIES NEXT - team AJ obviously don’t have much confidence in him - it’s over - that’s life !! Long live Tyson Furry 😁😁
I’m just gonna say it and I know a bunch of y’all will hate it….but, Tyson Fury wouldn’t be where he is today without AJ.
He brought people back to the sport 💯
Aj what a fighter
Fair play man, even after all the bullshit, he still won't stick the knife into Fury
LMAO @ Pause! 😆😆😆😆 7:30
Aj 💯 is the champ Always Wil be and his gonna rule again his The real King 👑🦁🥊 Always strong 💪 great fighter 👊 never look back ner give up get in the ring wit a big smile My Champ 😊it's time to Champ Let's Goooo Champ 💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Respect to the great Real Champ 🥊 Always Wil be my Champ 💯❤❤❤❤❤
As Ali put it nicely, Champions are not made in the gym but by a deep desire inside them. AJ was a champ made in the gym and wasn't ready to go on his shield and happily quit or went into survival mode. Look at Wilder by contrast... fewer skills, getting smashed all over the place, nearly unconscious, but still willing to get up and fight hoping he could land that right hand and get his belts back.
I give respect to Wilder. Fight 2 of the Fury vs Wilder trilogy. the first fight was a draw then Fury got more serious. And Fury was knocking down wilder, wilder couldent cope with it, wilder's corner thru in the towel and wilder wanted another fight with Fury and the 3rd fight. Wilder didnt want the towel thrown in again and he fought a good fight until Fury knocked him out
AJ till I die🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Just a punter’s opinion, but I feel Joshua’s identity to ego ratio has levelled out, and he is becoming a likeable human.
he has always been likeable
he is no more humble than he was a few years ago lmao
AJ is a Pro boxer he isnt supposed to be liked, but win in a boxing ring. Fury is the opposite, fury is loud, aggressive and he never lost a fight in pro boxing, he is 33-0
Radio Rahim almost struggling to get a question in was interesting. AJ must win over Franklin.
That's not right.
He didn't let anybody down.
The fact is that he'd been guided by his manager, and he was believing his own hype.
He could have beaten Usyk, but for some reason he didn't use the finishing instincts that he used to have.
I don't think AJ has the mental toughness to be world champion.
But for everything he's already done, and achieved in boxing and in life, he'll always be a winner.
I think he should look at retiring. He's got money, and he's not going to be a legitimate champion.
He needs to try to find the next chapter in his life.
And the only thing that Rob McCracken did, was train Carl Froch, the guy with the least head movement in boxing, who got by, by being as hard as hell, and impossible to knock out. Hardly Cus D'Amado is he? But isn't it too late, to get a better trainer, now??
I actually think Fury would have been a very good trainer for AJ. I really do. Both in movement, and in character.
If AJ and Fury ever fight, AJ will get knocked clean out.
Come on aj!!
He let down the casuals, who thought usyk was another beatable opponent, hence why theyve disappeared and the o2 ticket sales have been poor
if you give up because you lose and let other peoples opinions discourage you then you wont get very far in life.
Poor fella carried the weight of a Country on his shoulders for years. He never let anyone down he has been fantastic. Love you AJ.
Unlike fury AJ is not a ducker
AJ needs to stop doubting himself,total unit of a man,he should just go all out and smash the shit out of people,unleash the inner Mike Tyson and he will be unstoppable
I'm so excited your back.
AJ IS THE KING OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION. AJ IS BACK THIS MEANS WAR. THE LANDLORD IS BACK. AJ PUT UK BOXING WHERE IT IS. YOU WILL GET THE WIN AJ. YOUR # 1 FAN. REPPING AJ FOR LIFE💯👑💪🙏💥
Andy Ruiz wants his McDonalds back and he will take the 3rd fight to get it