George Foreman blasts Anthony Joshua for being 'afraid' and claims champ 'lost his identity' in shock Usyk defeat

GEORGE FOREMAN has claimed Anthony Joshua looked scared and forgot who he was as a fighter against Oleksandr Usyk.

The heavyweight great was unimpressed by what he saw as Joshua was outboxed by his southpaw rival on Saturday night.

The Brit lost his trio of heavyweight belts and with it a chance of a £500 million Tyson Fury super-fight when he slumped to defeat by unanimous decision.

And two-time world champ Foreman questioned Joshua's chin at a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

He wrote on Twitter: “Saw the Joshua/Usyk fight: AJ seemed afraid? 

“He lost his identity. (Should I be cautious (go 12) attack with my power?) 

“Usyk typical southpaw ‘if you won’t hit me I’ll be awkward and hit you’. Something’s wrong, not AJ he took his punishments. Who are you AJ?”

The 72-year-old Foreman was not the only boxing legend to offer his thoughts following the fight.

Lennox Lewis called on his fellow Brit Joshua to ‘learn and improve’ after he was schooled by the Ukrainian Usyk.

He wrote on Twitter: “Gotta give it up to Usyk on a great tactical performance tonight.

“For Anthony Joshua it’s not the end of the road, but you can’t be so tentative or wait 'til the 8th round to turn it on. Learn from this and improve.

“Usyk showed his pedigree in the ring tonight. Amateur Champion. Olympic Gold medallist.

“Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion and now World Heavyweight champion. It pays to take the long road, put in the hard work and aggressively go after your goals.”

Foreman and Lewis were among a host of famous faces watching on in horror as Usyk dished out the punishment to Joshua over 12 gruelling rounds.

Celebs and Premier League stars were in attendance at Spurs’ home ground for the defence of AJ’s WBA, WBO and IBF belts.

And they could have witnessed an even more shocking conclusion had Usyk’s corner not stopped their man from knocking out the home fighter.

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