ANTHONY JOSHUA insists he will reign again as the comeback king.
The 32-year-old Watford ace admits he got his ‘a*** bust’ by Ukraine icon Oleksandr Usyk last September.
The reformed bad boy seems to have blamed decade-long mentor Rob McCracken for the baffling gameplan to try to outbox the 35-year-old southpaw, replacing the Team GB mentor with Robert Garcia.
And he reckons he has learned from all his mistakes – going right back to his childhood and the 2019 loss to Andy Ruiz – to make sure revenge and redemption will score him a hat-trick of heavyweight world title wins.
The London 2012 golden boy said: “With Andy Ruiz, I think people could see things weren’t 100 per cent but you have to be strong and thick skinned. We took our loss like a man.
“When I win I keep it moving and I thank everybody you have to be the same in defeat. I knew I could come back again.
“Usyk bust my a*** and I have to take that defeat like a man as well.
“But I hold myself accountable, I can admit when I am wrong and hold my head up high when I am right.
“In the fight in September I was wrong and he was right and I have to reverse that on August 20.