After his heated press conference with Jarrell Miller this week, you might be mistaken in thinking that Anthony Joshua would have started watching his words.
However, WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Joshua seems to have gone the other way as he confidently predicts not just his next fight, but how potential bouts with Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder would go.
The British boxer will fight in America for the first time in June when he goes up against Miller at Madison Square Garden.
Despite the American being undefeated, Joshua believes that he has a pretty simple and effective plan for defeating his challenger come June 1.
"Just beat him up. There’s no real complicated stuff when it come to boxing. Just. Beat. Him. Up. You hit them hard, and you earn their respect. What happens is, their spirit is like 100 percent, then you’ve got to take them down to 80, to 60, to 40, to 20, until they got nothing left. And then — if he stays in there — it’s how much heart he has," Joshua said in an interview with the New York Times.
When asked about the two fights that the boxing world is waiting for - Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury - Joshua outlined slightly more complex plans for victory.
"Fury, I’m just going to knock him out. No nonsense, none of this jab-for-jab nonsense. Just work him, work him, work him," he said, as per Boxing Scene.
"With Wilder, I can outbox Wilder. No problem.
"Fury’s a bit more elusive, so I have to just kind of pin him down a bit more, then do what I want to do."
Joshua will have to wait to exercise those two strategies.
Not only to see if he can indeed get past Jarrell Miller, but also to see who wins the rematch between Fury and Wilder following their 12-round epic n December that concluded in a controversial draw.
Most boxing fans had Fury down as winning the fight, despite being knocked down on two separate occasions.News Now - Sport News