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Aftermath of defeat: Josh Warrington consults Anthony Joshua

Josh Warrington


Josh Warrington has revealed how a “psychology session” from Anthony Joshua is helping him recover from his shock first career defeat.

The Leeds Warrior has also insisted he wants a rematch with Mexican Mauricio Lara next with plans already being put in place for that fight to happen in August or September.

And he insists if he loses the return fight then he will quit boxing.

Warrington, 30, was stunned by unknown Lara 10 days ago when he was stopped in the ninth round despite being a huge favourite.

And who better to talk to about getting knocked out against the odds by a Mexican than WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight king Joshua.

AJ was stopped by Andy Ruiz Jnr in June 2019 before he got revenge six months later in Saudi Arabia.

“I wanted to know about his mindset, he’s a deep guy and I’m a bit of a deep guy,” said the former IBF featherweight champion, who is now 30-1 as a pro.

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“He was telling me things like ‘Make sure you have your down time, make sure you dwell because when you do come back from that the only way is up and as long as you have the fire in your belly and want to right them wrongs’.

“It was like he was giving me a bit of a psychology session, you feel like you want to get back after it.






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