Anthony Joshua is far from giving up after his surprisingly lost heavyweight title fight against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

The Brit thinks it can work in his favor that he has lost the titles at the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO.

"It was a great lesson today. We can look at everything from a negative point of view now, but I see it as a very educational experience and I have to take advantage of that," said Joshua, who lost on points.

"I never look at the opponent, but always at myself and then analyze where things went wrong. I lost because of the chances I gave him. I'm now going to see what I can improve."

The 31-year-old Joshua suffered only his second defeat in 26 professional matches.

He is contractually entitled to a rematch against Usyk and will also make use of it.

It is not yet known when that will be.

Anthony Joshua was hit a few times by Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua was hit a few times by Oleksandr Usyk.

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'I saw nothing in the ninth round'

According to Joshua, who lost by scores of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113, the ninth round against Usyk played an important role.

He had had a blow to his right eye and was in serious pain.

"I saw nothing in that ninth round, my eye was completely closed. It was the first time for me that something like this happened during a fight," said the 34-year-old Briton.

"But that was also a good experience. You have to deal with it at such a moment."

The newly crowned champion Usyk, only the third cruiserweight to win a world heavyweight title after Evander Holyfield and David Haye, was speechless after his victory in front of some 66,000 spectators.

"This means a lot to me. The fight went as I expected. I was hit a few times by Anthony, but it wasn't very special. I tried to hand out a lot in the beginning, but I wasn't looking for the knockout, because that was the tactic we had decided."

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