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Joshua: I let emotions get better of me after Usyk loss

Anthony Joshua has vowed "to be better" after admitting to losing control of his emotions in defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua threw Usyk's world title belts to the ground and then stormed out of the ring following his split-decision defeat in Jeddah, only to return and launch into a remarkable speech that has been criticised by many.

The Englishman, noted throughout his career for his composure inside and outside the ring, lost control after Oleksandr Usyk secured a second consecutive victory over him to defend the unified WBO, WBA and IBF titles.

Joshua seized the microphone to vent his emotions in a passionate two-minute speech before the champion had a chance to address the crowd.

"I'm stealing this Usyk, I'm sorry, but it's because of the passion we put into this," Joshua said during his outburst.

But writing on Instagram on Sunday, Joshua admitted he let himself down.

He wrote: "I wish @usykaa continued success in your quest for greatness. You are a class act champ.

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