- Anthony Joshua suffered a huge upset against Andy Ruiz Jnr on Saturday night
- Joshua was floored four times by the underdog at Madison Square Garden
- Gennady Golovkin was scathing about Joshua’s performance in New York
- ‘This is very serious business. You can’t disrespect your opponent,’ ‘GGG’ said
Joshua suffered one of the most spectacular upsets in heavyweight history when he was stopped in seven rounds by the unfancied Ruiz at Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin is looking to bounce back his own loss to Canelo Alvarez when he faces Steve Rolls in New York on Saturday night. And when asked where AJ went wrong, he told ESPN: ‘Everything… welcome to America, welcome to the United States.
‘He looked like a superstar coming to the US. No, come on, this is very serious business. You can’t disrespect your opponent. Andy is a good fighter, this is a dangerous fight.’
Joshua was knocked down four times as he surrendered his WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles on Saturday night.
He now faces the prospect of an immediate rematch with Ruiz as he bids to regain his place atop the heavyweight division.
This weekend it’s Golovkin’s turn to head to the Garden as the massive favourite in a potential banana skin.
But ‘GGG’ is not concerned he will suffer the same fate as AJ when he faces Rolls.
‘I feel different, I understand 100 per cent that this is a serious business,’ he added.
‘I remember being in that position like Ruiz – nobody had beaten me, I have a good record, I’m hungry, and this is probably my biggest chance. I understand how they feel – Ruiz and Rolls.’