Anthony Joshua criticised by reporter during post-fight press conference


Anthony Joshua put on a boxing masterclass to defeat Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night in their rematch in Saudi Arabia, but not everyone was impressed with the Brit's performance.

Despite comfortably outboxing the Mexican champ for at least 10 out of the 12 rounds, when Joshua arrived for his pre-fight press conference, the first question he received was rather critical.

A female stood up in the crowd and shooting from the hip just straight away said: "You did well, but I expected more from you as a professional boxer."

Afterwards, she did in fact ask her question to the new heavyweight champion of the world, but it was her very first comment that caught the attention of most in attendance for the presser.

You can even hear a smirk from someone, potentially Eddie Hearn, after the comment was made towards AJ.

For Joshua, we're sure he won't mind what the woman has said to him about his performance, because at the end of the day, he arrived in Saudi Arabia with one goal in mind; win back his titles.

Joshua had clearly learned from the first fight and he simply kept Ruiz Jr at bay.

He sat and worked behind his jab and then landed some big shots of his own when appropriate. Quite simply, for large parts of the fight, Ruiz Jr couldn't even get near his opponent.

It was a boxing masterclass from Joshua from a tactical point of view. It wasn't as spectacular knockout or a fight with many big shots wobbling the other, but it was comfortable for AJ, and that's exactly what he needed.

You could see by the end of the fight the Mexican champ was frustrated and angered by, maybe his own performance, but especially with Joshua's new tactics of staying out the way and only scrapping when necessary.

Joshua changed up for the rematch and got the win, and the fact that his performance didn't please everyone won't bother him in the slightest.

He's a two-time heavyweight champion, after all.

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