Feature | Nov 20 2019

Anthony Joshua – ‘I have not become a pussy overnight. I can still fight’

Anthony Joshua reveals what is going on inside his head as he prepares for Andy Ruiz Jr - and has some choice words for David Haye
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua
The mental dimension to this fight is fascinating Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA rejected the idea of any psychological help ahead of his big-money rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr because, he says, he ‘has not become a pussy overnight’.

It is still not six months since Joshua was the victim of one of the biggest upsets in the history of heavyweight boxing when Ruiz dropped him four times en route to an unforgettable seventh round stoppage at Madison Square Garden.

Despite much advice to the contrary, Joshua decided to jump head first into an immediate rematch and the 2012 Olympic champion will attempt to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7.

Anthony Joshua
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