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Anthony Joshua promises finesse win against Pulev

IBF and WBA heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has vowed to demonstrate a newfound “finesse” against his opponent Kubrat Pulev.

Joshua proved his toughness by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a back-and-forth fight earlier this year, but now wants to exhibit new skills on October 28 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

“I’m looking forward to expressing a different approach to my boxing skill,” Joshua said on Monday at his pre-fight press conference alongside Pulev. “That was a new experience that I went through in my last fight [against Klitschko].

“Now I’ll show what I learned from my last fight when I get the chance on October 28. It’s about finesse, it’s about out-classing your opponent. But if I need to go to war, then I’ll go to war. But I could do it with ease, as well.

“It’s about what [type of] fight the [opponent] brings to the table. Sometimes I can be smart and wise, and take an opponent out without taking too much punishment.

 

“Sometimes you have to go to the trenches. That’s something that can’t be taught. That’s part of your character. We showed that we’ve got that in abundance.

“As soon as the fight was over on April 29, the question was: what’s next?”

Pulev is the mandatory challenger to Joshua‘s IBF title but with commitments lingering to next fight the WBA‘s equivalent, the unified champion has no intention of vacating either belt.

“We ain’t ducking, we’re firing back,” Joshua said. “We want to keep these belts and, to do that, you have to fight the good fighters. They are stepping stones. Each challenge that presents itself is another hurdle.”

 

Meanwhile, Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken claimed that they would improve upon the flaws on display against Klitschko.

McCracken said: “Anthony is learning and developing constantly as a fighter.

“It’s about Pulev – his strengths, his weaknesses and trying to exploit them. Anthony is a quick learner – he knows the mistakes he made in the Klitschko fight.”

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Anthony Joshua to Face Joseph Parker in March

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Anthony Joshua to Face Joseph Parker in March

WBA and IBF champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has putten  his titles on the line in a quest to add another world title triumph to his legacy.

Joshua will box against WBO title holder Joseph Parker in a heavyweight unification clash in Cardiff on March 31.

After 20 straight victories, all by knockout, Joshua hopes to take another step towards becoming the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

According to AJ;

“I like to fight, that’s the main objective, and it’s showing I’m never shy of a competition,” said Joshua, who is a Sky Ambassador.

“He’s a respectable competitor, he is the WBO heavyweight champion of the world, so it’s like one step closer to adding a strap to my legacy. That’s what makes it exciting.”

Parker has however sworn to rip away Joshua’s two world titles by racking up his 25th straight victory. In his words;

“Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock,” Parker said. “A couple of months ago I heard him say ‘why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand’?

“Well, now he’s about to find out. The world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch. My entire existence is now devoted to proving what the boxing world already knows.”

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

Joshua recorded a successful title defence, a 10th-round stoppage victory over Carlos Takam in front of a massive attendance at the Principality Stadium in October.

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Tyson Fury Cleared to Resume Boxing

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Tyson Fury Cleared to Resume Boxing

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who tested positive to a banned steroid in February 2015,  has been cleared to continue his boxing career after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.

Despite accepting the backdated two year ban, Tyson Fury  whose last match was a victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 blamed the dope result on eating uncastrated wild boar.

The new development means that Tyson will be free to return to the ring as soon as he regains his boxing licence from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), whom have also accepted the outcome.

 

Following the decision, Fury wasted no time to call out the reigning IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua, saying “where you at boy? I’m coming for you punk“.

Anthony Joshua successfully defended his world titles in October, while the other two world belts are held by American Deontay Wilder and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker.

 

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Boxing Champ, Anthony Joshua Goes Training on Top of Burj Al Arab (See Photos)

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Boxing Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua seems to be working on his endurance and more as he was pictured on Wednesday morning working out on top of the luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Wearing adoring white shorts, boots, and gloves, Anthony Joshua also showed off his amazing body physique for the camera.

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