BOXING

Anthony Joshua admits Conor McGregor baffled him as boxing star sets record straight

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Anthony Joshua has admitted he was confused by Conor McGregor’s issue with KSI last month.

The Brit was too strong for Robert Helenius, brutally knocking down his opponent in the seventh round of their showdown at the 02 Arena.

In the aftermath of their fight, McGregor made his way into the ring and appeared to have some issue with KSI.

Joshua, at the time, could be heard saying ‘nah, that’s my guy’ while he defended the YouTuber.

And the 33-year-old has now admitted he was surprised by McGregor’s actions, insisting he had ‘no idea’ what the beef was about.

“I went around the ring and I bumped into Conor McGregor on my victory lap,” he said.

“He’s a personality, he’s a very big character, so I stopped off, we spoke, I had a sip of stout and I was on my way, so respect to him.”

The Watford-born boxer added: “I just didn’t understand what this beef was about and obviously I know KSI, so I wasn’t going to be like, ‘Yeah, f*** KSI’.

“I know KSI so I’m not going to start throwing slurs at him, that’s my guy, so what’s going on.”

KSI made his name by becoming one of the biggest YouTubers on the planet.

He’s since become a boxer, with a win over Logan Paul the highlight of his career in the sport so far.

McGregor hasn’t elaborated on why he seemed to confront the 30-year-old after Joshua’s bout with Helenius.

Yet the 35-year-old called out KSI last month, revealing he’d love to challenge him to a bare knuckle fight.

“I know your man KSI is in the crowd,” McGregor told DAZN’s Ade Oladipo.

“He couldn’t box eggs if he worked in an egg boxing factory.

“So if he wants to get in here I’ll give him a fight in bare knuckle if he wants.”

Joshua is currently looking to agree a fight with Deontay Wilder following his win over Helenius.

And promoter Eddie Hearn recently provided an update, telling IFL TV: “Talks are ongoing. We are still in the same position of a January fight.

“If we don’t conclude that fight and they about moving it to February or March, we will probably fight in December.

“Wilder is talking about fighting in October, but it’s already September now.”

He then added: “He will wait to fight Wilder in January.

“He’s training now. He wants to fight in December.

“If they turned around and said, ‘Let’s do the Wilder fight in December’ he’d do it.

“But everybody is talking like it’s happening, but until it’s happening it ain’t on.

 

Write A Comment