Anthony Joshua: Boxing News: Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is at a crossroads in his career. On the back of two successive decision defeats, ‘AJ’ finds himself with a new coach and a difficult situation. However, one former heavyweight champion has offered his precious advice to Joshua. For more combat sports news, follow Insidesport.IN.
Evander Holyfield, who is probably most famous for his victory over legendary boxer Mike Tyson, spoke to Boxingscene about Joshua’s chances in the division. He said, “Anthony Joshua is a good fighter, but if you don’t throw enough punches, you don’t use your size to your advantage. He is a big guy, he’s got to use the jab.”
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The former heavyweight champion then compared Joshua to Adonis Stevenson and added, “He [Joshua] is big and large and a good fighter. He actually can box, but he has to be a bit more aggressive, you have to use your size to your advantage.”
Therefore, these comments show that Holyfield believes Joshua can still be a threat to the top heavyweights despite his recent struggles.
Who will Anthony Joshua face next?
After his second defeat to Usyk in August, Joshua has made a few changes. He has a new team and has promised a fresh approach in fights. However, there is still a big question about who he could face in his next fight.
Many fans believe he will not be a threat to the division’s best. And although he had the chance to face Tyson Fury in December, the bout fell through. Some fanatics have pointed towards a clash between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua. However, the two could not agree in the past, and it is unlikely that they will this time.
The heavyweight division is stacked with high-quality young fighters. And thus, there will be no shortage of opponents for Joshua. However, another loss on his record will hamper his reputation to a point where there may be no coming back. Therefore, ‘AJ’ has to be careful about his next opponent.
One thing is for sure, whoever his next opponent is, it will do Joshua a lot of good if he can implement the advice from Evander Holyfield.
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