- Anthony will be in lean shape again for his fight with Joshua Oleksandr Uski
- AJ dismissed any concerns about his ‘skinny’ frame ahead of Saturday’s clash
- He insisted that he was ‘solid as a rock’ and Usyk in particular. ready to deal with
- Joshua’s Hawking physique has changed since his first prior loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Anthony Joshua has insisted he is ‘solid as a rock’ after revealing that he has slimmed down again so that he can negotiate the considerable challenge of Alexander Usyk.
Britain’s world heavyweight champion has changed his weight and fighting style since suffering his first loss as a professional in 2019 against Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua said goodbye to Hawking’s muscles and nearly dropped a stone for their rematch. The decision proved to be a winning formula as AJ comfortably flowed around the ring and boxed Rotund’s ears and confused Ruiz Jr.
Anthony Joshua insists he is ‘solid as a rock’ after slimming down for Alexander Usyk fight
AJ will again try to stick to a box-and-move game plan as he defends his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles against a lean southpaw Usyak, ready to get into shape.
Questions have been raised about Joshua’s new slim physique, but the 31-year-old is tired of them and insists he is ‘stronger’ and a better fighter at less weight.
Asked about his size, Joshua replied sarcastically: ‘I’m about to come to the light. Run around the ring, try not to get hit.
‘I’ll be on my bike all night. I don’t want to pass out 140 heartbeats per minute, so I’m really skinny.’
Joshua changed his hulking physique after losing to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York in 2019
He continued: ‘Listen, I’m solid as a rock. I am strong, I am good in weight. I don’t really care about my weight. This is just training. I just put in work.
‘These are different opponents and I learned about training for specific opponents. These people take long trips.
“When you’re knocking people out in three or four rounds, it’s different. I have studied boxing and what works for me and weight is not a priority.
Despite Joshua’s attempt and plan to overthrow Outbox and Usyk, the unified champions expect him to pull it out at some point and produce fireworks like he faced a Ukrainian last time in Wladimir Klitschko. did.
Joshua came up with his lightest weight ever for their rematch and outboxed Ruiz Jr.
He added: ‘For me it was just a good time, a good fight. Shall we top it? Perhaps. Let’s see if Usyk wants to go down that path.
Let’s see if he can put me in some trouble and if I can put him in some trouble.
‘As you saw with Ruiz’s fight, even though it was a tough night, I just kept getting up.
‘I will always stand on my feet and try to fight. I will always give you fun nights.’
Joshua remained light-weight for his last fight, knockout in the ninth round of Kubrat Pulev