Anthony Joshua and his crazy in-ring outburst, after last night's loss to Oleksandr Usyk, have been dominating the sporting headlines for the best part of a day now.
After the decision was announced, Joshua tossed Usyk's belts out of the ring before making an impassioned but somewhat surreal speech, while also giving three cheers to the victorious Ukranian.
Of course, social media did its thing, and provided us with an array of humorous memes following the strange performance from Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua Memes
Anthony Joshua right now pic.twitter.com/4JkYPrzNTO
— Mr D (@MrDuperouzel) August 20, 2022
Usyk hit Anthony Joshua so hard AJ thought he was at a birthday party 😭 pic.twitter.com/5thtIADqqg
— Adam (@FGRAdam) August 20, 2022
Every full forward's response in reserve football as to why hes not tracking his man pic.twitter.com/d7TN382F02
— The Saffron Voice Football Podcast (@Thesaffronvoice) August 21, 2022
— Cameron Francis (@cameronf1888) August 21, 2022
Following the fight, Joshua gave an explanation for his strange behaviour.
“It was just from the heart. I was mad at myself. Not at anyone, just at myself. I’ve gotta get out of here because I’m mad. Like anyone, when you’re angry you might do stupid things, so I was mad. But then I realised ‘oh s*** this is sport, let me do the right thing and come back’. I just spoke from my heart.
“It’s been so tough. You see AJ holding it together. I’m a hustler so I try and put things together. But it comes at a cost, a big cost. It will never break me, but it takes real strength not to break me. And this was a little crack in the armour because I took a loss. With the speech I was just speaking about where I had come from. I was on the road….really.
“I made a transition through boxing, which helped me change my life. Bringing me closer to God and meeting so many amazing people. I just laid it all on the line with my speech. Let’s not forget the champ Oleksandr Usyk who put on an incredible performance. I can’t remember what I said in the ring because I felt so passionate, but I want to say thank you to him for taking part in a great, historical fight as well. It takes two to tango.”