Lennox Lewis slammed Anthony Joshua for being 'so tentative' in Usyk loss and says he has to 'learn and improve' | The Sun

LENNOX LEWIS criticised Anthony Joshua for being 'so tentative' in his loss to Oleksandr Usyk but said: 'Learn from this and improve'.

AJ decided against using his brute force and imposing frame as he tried to outbox slick southpaw Usyk.


But it proved the wrong tactic as Joshua was comfortably bettered over the 12 round distance, surrendering his heavyweight titles.

British legend Lewis – who has been embroiled in a feud with AJ over recent years – vented frustration at his fellow Olympic gold medallist.

He tweeted on the night: "Gotta give it up to @usykaa on a great tactical performance tonight.

"For @anthonyjoshua it’s not the end of the road, but u (sic) can’t be so tentative or wait till the 8th round to turn it on.

"Learn from this and improve."

Lewis' words may resonate for AJ on the former champion's path to redemption.

Joshua, 32, exercised his right to an immediate rematch which takes place on August 20 , much like he did in defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019.

He avenged defeat six months later and has already confirmed he will try and repeat history by taking his shot at redemption against Usyk.

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