Issue | Opinion | Premium | Dec 02 2019

The boxing media review – What to make of Anthony Joshua’s mindset?

Wilder’s place in history is a common theme but Joshua’s mindset is harder to judge. George Gigney's weekly boxing media review
Anthony Joshua
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AFTER Deontay Wilder’s emphatic come-from-behind knockout of Luis Ortiz, a common topic of discussion across a range of podcasts was where the Alabaman sits among the heaviest hitters in heavyweight history.

On The Fight with Teddy Atlas, the veteran trainer and commentator doesn’t beat around the bush; he says Wilder is the biggest one-shot heavyweight puncher he’s ever seen. Atlas’ considerable experience in the sport means his comments carry weight – and he makes a point of acknowledging the power of Mike Tyson, despite their fractured past.


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