A month and a half have passed since the match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. However, how good the match was is evidenced by the fact that it is still retreating as an interesting topic in the media and interviews with other boxers.
Anthony Joshua in an interview with JD Sports was given the opportunity to look back on that match, more specifically on Deontay Wilder. AJ believes that "Bronze Bomber" did not have a good approach and tactics in the match, which he lost by knockout in the 11th round.
"He tried, but in order to use that power, he has to have something here as well," Joshua said, pointing to his head. ‘‘ Nowadays, it’s not enough to just have a front straight in the heavyweight division, because the heavyweights are different and more diverse."
"I met a guy who makes gloves. He told me they had never made special gloves before. However, today's heavyweights weigh 108 to 120 kilograms and are over 2 meters tall." "The whole category has changed in the last five years.
Previously, heavyweights could throw a front direct all 12 rounds and get through that way." "They would get tired, but they were in good shape because they were lighter. But now that you have two meters guys, they get tired, ’’ Joshua explained.
Usyk vs Joshua
By the way, AJ played the match against Usyk two weeks before Fury and Wilder clashed. Exactly two months have passed since Joshua’s defeat by which he lost the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight championship belts.
Usyk celebrated with a unanimous decision, but Joshua took the opportunity of an instant rematch. AJ believes that he can defeat the Ukrainian, and he announced that he will return the energy with which he celebrated in 2017 against Vladimir Klitschko.
As expected, he did not want to reveal more about the tactics and preparations. It is certain that Joshua will be much more ready this time, and that he met the opponent in a better way after the previous fight. Joshua and his team probably analyzed Usyk and what tactics he had in the match against Joshua, but also in previous matches, and they could learn a lesson from that Interesting will be their new clash in which Joshua has an additional motive, to take revenge and bring back what was lost. But we must not underestimate Usyk who is really in phenomenal form.