Following his recent fight with Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua has reportedly been rushed to the hospital over a suspected broken eye socket.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealing this stated that the deposed heavyweight champ could not see out of it after the ninth round of his heavy points defeat.
Recall that The Ukrainian finished with a flourish in the final rounds to put the result beyond doubt and seal the unanimous 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 verdict was announced at White Hart Lane. Read Here
Joshua was promptly escorted from the ring and taken to the hospital for tests.
“He will go to the hospital.
“I don’t know if he has broken his eye socket, it doesn’t look great.”
“He said he couldn’t see after the ninth round, obviously he was getting tagged a lot as well.
“His power looked like it had left him, the tank was empty and it was only heart which kept him on his feet in the 12th round.”
Hearn told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He is already talking about the rematch now.
“The first thing he said was ‘I know I can beat him, I know exactly what I have to do’.
“(He said that) back in the changing room just now. You talk about the rematch, but doing it is something very different.”
“Knowing AJ, knowing the position he is in, knowing that he will have a shot to get his belts back, there is absolutely nothing else he will do other than a rematch.”