Anthony Joshua returns to the old boxing gym after losing to Alexander Usyk

Anthony Joshua returned to his old boxing gym this week, hinting that he is far from done with the sport.

Joshua suffered a second decision defeat to Alexander Usyk earlier this month, 11 months after his first loss to the unbeaten Ukrainian.

The Briton’s latest defeat by Usyk marked a failed bid to regain the heavyweight titles Joshua lost to the southpaw last year, leading some to speculate that ‘AJ’ will not box again.

However, Joshua poured cold water on those suggestions on Monday, sharing pictures of himself visiting Finchley & District Boxing Club alongside the caption: “Back where it started, far from where it ends, I love the game.”

Joshua trained at the gym during an amateur career that saw him win Olympic gold for Team Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.

As a pro, the 32-year-old is 24-3 (22 KOs), with his losses to Usyk following a loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said the plan is for AJ to compete again before the end of the year.

If Joshua fights again in the next four months, it would mark his fastest turnaround since boxing Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017, four months after facing Eric Molina. Joshua won both fights by TKO.

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