ANTHONY JOSHUA’S profession is “completed” after he “let himself and the nation down”, in accordance with Glenn McCrory.
The brutal evaluation comes after Joshua, 29, was pounded by Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on Saturday evening.
He misplaced each his unbeaten document in addition to the WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF world heavyweight titles.
However the former IBF cruiserweight champ believes AJ misplaced much more than that – he additionally misplaced his status and standing within the sport.
Chatting with talkSPORT, McCrory mentioned: “He’s backside of the pile. He received crushed up by Andy Ruiz.
“I believe he’s completed. It’s not simply the defeat, anyone can get defeated, however the nature of it.
“Andy Ruiz is just not an elite athlete, he isn’t a heavyweight nice. He won’t go down in icons of legends in any respect however he’s a troublesome child and he seized his alternative.
“I’ve to say effectively accomplished Andy Ruiz.
“Anthony Joshua let himself and the nation down.
“If you happen to take your eye off the ball then you definitely lose. It’s so simple as that.
“It’s not rocket science. It’s the very fact you assume you possibly can win and also you simply flip up and don’t do the work.
It was absolute whole humiliation. This was a battle that was a straightforward, straightforward battle. Let’s get this proper. It was easy and he blew it.
“I mentioned this weeks in the past he’s coaching on Miami Seaside. What’s he coaching on Miami Seaside for? Boxers don’t try this with all these distractions.
“What on earth had been they serious about?
“It was absolute whole humiliation. This was a battle that was a straightforward, straightforward battle.
“Let’s get this proper. It was easy and he blew it.”
Joshua’s heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder additionally blasted his efficiency in opposition to Ruiz at Madison Sq. Backyard, claiming the Watford star is a “quitter”.
Talking on 78SportsTV, the Bronze Bomber fumed: “F*** the cash! This motherf***er stop!
“You’re employed out f***ing 24 hours a day, even in your sleep. And also you stop? You mentioned, ‘No mas!’
“You let this small man come up and [you] stop. I assumed it was gonna be a 12-round battle not less than. However he f***ing stop!
“Essentially the most factor I’m mad about is he stop. He stop.”
However whereas McCrory and Wilder lambasted Joshua, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis defended the defeated king – citing Ruiz’s lengthy beginner profession as a cause for the shock.
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Lewis responded to claims AJ quit on Twitter and wrote: “No. He got up four times. Definitely not a quitter.”
He added: “I hear a lot of criticism about AJ losing to a fat guy. What many don’t realize is that @Andy_destroyer1 has an EXTENSIVE and incredible amateur pedigree.
“He still has hands & experience. He’s seen it all and it serves him well in the pros despite his weight.”